May 12, 2017

High school to be mandatory for all children nationwide

Thecountryistoextendthecurrentnine-yearcompulsoryeducationtoencompasshighschoolstudentsnationwideby2020,accordingtoaguidelinerecentlyreleasedbytheMinistryofEducationandotherthreeministries.

TheGuidelineforPopularizingHighSchoolEducation(2017-20),releasedearlythismonth,aimstoraisethegrossenrolmentratioforhighschoolstoabove90percentonaveragenationwidewithratesincentralandwesternChinasubstantiallyimproved.

Lastyear,China’soverallgrossenrollmentratiowas87.5percentforhighschools,meaningariseof2.5percentagepointsinthenextfouryears,accordingtotheguideline.

Theratioisastatisticalmeasurementtoshowthenumberofenrolledstudentstothosewhoqualifyforcertaingrades,rangingfromprimaryschooltomiddleandhighschoolperiods.Overthepastfewdecades,Chinarequiredchildrentoattendprimaryandmiddleschools,whilehighschoolwasnotobligatory.

Meanwhile,thedocumentsaidthecountryissettoachieveamorereasonablestructurebetweenhighschoolandsecondaryoccupationaleducationwhileenrollingalargernumberofchildrenintobothschools.Inaddition,theseschoolswillenjoymorefundsandbetterfacilitiestosignificantlyimprovethequalityofeducation.

HighschoolisaspecialandimportantstageformostChinesestudents,whichlinksthenine-yearcompulsoryeducationandcollegetimetheywillspendbeforegettingajob.That’swhyhighschoolhasbeenconsideredakeyperiodtoimprovequalityofthenation’shumanresources.

TheguidelinewasinlinewithChina’s13thFive-YearPlan(2016-20),whichpledgestopopularizehighschooleducationbytheendofthisperiod.Thenewdocumentisalsotobridgeregionaldisparityofhighschooleducationasthecentralandwesternregionslagfarbehindtheeast.

原文地址:http://blog.ulifestyle.com.hk/blogger/safqaeq/?p=3012973


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