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Computer science enrollment low, despite opportunities


Computer science students at the University of Windsor enjoy a perfect job placement rate, but the school says not enough people are entering the field, CBCNews reports. Ziad Kobti, the director of the university’s school of computer science, says part of the problem is due to government cutbacks that have resulted in some high schools losing their computer labs. “[If] you don’t have a computer lab, you don’t have a computer course,” he said. “That means you won’t have qualified computer science instructed at that high school that would motivate these students.” JoAnne Shea, superintendent of education with the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, said four of the eight high schools offer computer science programs…

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