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Manitoba Liberals Target Students with Incentives

September 13, 2011 8:25 AM | News

Jon Gerrard (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Manitoba Liberals want to reward students with monetary credits for performing well in the classroom.

Leader Jon Gerrard announced Tuesday a $57.2 million post-secondary package aimed at creating an incentive for students.

Highlights of the package include making students eligible for monetary credits towards post-secondary tuition based on their performance in grade school, and making them eligible for an in-school tuition rebate if they earn a high GPA in once leaving high school.

“Manitoba has among the brightest young minds in Canada,” Gerrard said. “This is our opportunity to show the world what they can do.”

Students who show leadership would be eligible for an opportunity fund giving grants toward education costs. A UPass would also be completely funded into the student card, giving students in post-secondary classes access to public transportation.

“We want young Manitobans to have a competitive edge and this exciting post-secondary package will do just that,” Gerrard added.