Enrolment holds steady in N.B. schools: report

New figures released by the province show steady enrolment in New Brunswick schools.

The report shows there were 97,842 enrolled in the province's 302 schools as of Sept. 30, 2016.

Enrolment had been decreasing in provincial schools since 1991.

The province says a contributing factor is the number of newcomers to New Brunswick, with about 650 Syrian students enrolled in provincial schools.