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High school enrollment rate in Tibet reaches 76%
update:September 20,2017

Sep.20,2017-- “Tibet is seeing an expanding coverage of high school education with the gross enrollment rate reaching 75.94 percent and the college acceptance rate standing at 30.26 percent,” said Du Jiangong, Director of the Department of Education in Tibet, at a working conference on education aid to Tibet Monday in Lhasa.

The enrollment rate of preschool students has risen to 66.24 percent, an increase of 21 percent compared with 2012. Altogether 51 counties in Tibet have passed the national compulsory education assessment, Du said.

“Education will always be a top priority,” said Che Tsala, Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region.

“Since 2002, six batches of cadres and more than 5,400 teachers from across the country have been dispatched to Tibet for aid. The quality and equality of education in Tibet has improved,” said Che.

China’s Ministry of Education has pumped 1.274 billion yuan into Tibet’s education aiding programs since the 12th Five-Year Plan. School dormitories covering an area of 485,700 square meters and 50 labs were built. 490,000 books were donated and a total of 8,300 Tibetan teachers and cadres received training under the aiding programs, said Sun Yao, vice minister of education.

By: Ma Yangyang

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