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Tibet eliminates illiteracy among young adults

By Zha Xi (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

17:19, December 27, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

In 2011, the Tibet Autonomous Region completed the historic task of “basically enforcing compulsory education across the region, and basically eliminating illiteracy among youths and adults,” an official said.

Song Heping, head of Tibet’s education department, said in 2011, the average length of education enjoyed by Tibetans reached 7.9 years, and the region’s illiteracy rate dropped to 1 percent.

Tibet will strive to attract nearly 2.6 billion yuan of investments from the central government and some 200 million yuan from other local governments next year to improve its education infrastructure.

It will use part of the investments to build or expand 217 bilingual kindergartens.


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wende at 2011-12-2871.255.89.*
I totally disagree with the bilingual school. Tibetan language or dialect should be a subject and all other subjects should be taught in putonghua.

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