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Two more Christian colleges Manitoba have decided to suspend in-person classes.

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Two more Christian colleges Manitoba have decided to suspend in-person classes.

Providence University College in Otterburne made the decision in the first week of November, provost and vice-president academic Cameron McKenzie said.

When the province announced its new code red restrictions for southern Manitoba, it “simply confirmed this was the right decision to make,” he said.

Students living in residence are welcome to go home, he added, while those who wish to remain in residence “will continue to receive meals, maintenance, supervision and support.”

Steinbach Bible College has also suspended classes for the remainder of the semester, president Rob Reimer said.

“Because we have been utilizing a hybrid model, our transition has been seamless,” he said, adding faculty are working from home unless their home situation makes it difficult to do so.

Steinbach Bible College has some students remaining in dorms.

“While we are all disappointed about the decision, everyone understands the situation and is working to finish the semester off well,” Reimer said.

The two schools join Canadian Mennonite University in suspending in-person classes. The university went all-online on Nov. 3.

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John Longhurst

John Longhurst
Faith reporter

John Longhurst has been writing for Winnipeg's faith pages since 2003. He also writes for Religion News Service in the U.S., and blogs about the media, marketing and communications at Making the News.

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