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Declining enrolment at First Nations University

From the Edmonton Journal:

The number of students attending the First Nations University of Canada in Saskatchewan has plummeted by two-thirds in the past few years, prompting officials to launch an enrolment review.

Most say the decline is the fallout from allegations of a spending scandal that rocked the school 31/2 years ago and led to many of the facility’s top administrators either leaving or being dismissed.
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Others attribute part of the drop to the fierce competition among Western Canadian universities for aboriginal students.

First Nations University enrolment has dropped from a high of more than 2,500 students in 2004 to 848 last year, according to provincial government figures.