Beijing: The number of full-time teachers for compulsory education program in China has reached 10.57 millions. China has added 1.48 million teachers over the past ten years, data released by its Ministry of Education depicted.
According to Peoples Daily Online report ‘China’s nine-year compulsory education includes six years of primary school and three years of junior secondary school, with free tuition.’
With 158 million students in 207,000 schools for the nine-year compulsory education, the ‘compulsory-education retention rate reached 95.4 percent, up from 91.8 percent in 2012.’
Lyu Yugang, an official with the ministry, said that over the period between 2012 and 2021, China’s compulsory education has achieved a balanced development at the county level based on full coverage.
“All students that dropped out due to financial reasons were identified and helped back to school timeously.”
In 2021, PDO report said, about 920,000 students were studying in the country’s special education institutions, as the country focused on equal education rights for children with disabilities.
The report says that over the decade 1 trillion yuan (more than 149 billion U.S. dollars) have been invested to close the gap between urban and rural school conditions and ensure all compulsory education schools have internet access.
Courtesy: People’s Daily Online