MB cancels plans to tie postsecondary funding to performance-based metrics


The Government of Manitoba has cancelled its plans to tie postsecondary funding to performance metrics. CBC reports that the plan was first announced after an auditor general report in 2020 found that government oversight of postsecondary institutions was lacking. A recent letter from MB Advanced Education and Training Minister Sarah Guillemard states that performance-based metrics will not be used as an accountability measure. “We have heard your concerns regarding linking performance-based metrics to funding,” Guillemard stated in the letter. “We want to … focus on exploring what accountability looks like and what measures would be acceptable to partners in this field so that we can address the … [auditor general’s] recommendations together.”