Latest News:  
Beijing   Thundershower/Overcast    31 / 24 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

Shaoshan extends free education

(China Daily)

09:34, August 31, 2012

The education authority in Shaoshan, a city in Central China’s Hunan province will exempt senior middle school students from paying tuition from the beginning of this semester, according to the provincial education department.

Students are not charged for the nine-year compulsory education, which covers primary school and junior middle school education, but they have to pay around 1,000 yuan ($157.46) each semester in senior middle school, which usually enrolls students aged between 15 and 18.

According to the local education bureau in Shaoshan, a city with a population of 100,000, the city only has one public senior middle school and one vocational high school, which have 1,300 students between them.

Deputy mayor Huang Tiehua of Shaoshan revealed that the city is planning to eliminate kindergarten fees by the year 2015.

Shaoshan is the first city in Hunan to get rid of senior middle school tuition.

Some cities and counties in Shanxi and Shannxi provinces also extend free education to senior middle school. Other regions in China only provide the nine-year compulsory?education policy set by the central government.

A central government plan for education reform and development from 2010 to 2020 did not set goals to extend compulsory education, but it urged for strengthening the nine-year free-education policy by balancing educational development in urban and rural areas.
News we recommend

F-15 fighters break sound barrier Mercedes-Benz E-class sued due to oil leak  Coca-Cola's quality scandals 
Women 'assaulted' during water festival Air-landing drill in desert Online sale of lifelike masks
Professional life of encoffiners Statue's sudden arrival, departure Live-ammunition firing training


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. China's strategic missiles realize mobile launch

  2. A glimpse of pureness in Alaska’s wild

  3. Mixed outlook on cost of homes

  4. Helping hands

  5. Underwater Dancing

  6. 2012 Award Photos---National Geographic

Most Popular


  1. Can trust again build Sino-Russian bridges?
  2. Rumors more credible than officials for netizens
  3. Commentary: Domestic demand engine for growth
  4. Taiwan's position key for Diaoyu Islands issue
  5. Carrier not right envoy for South Pacific
  6. Commentary: Another realty boom not needed
  7. Red moon threat reflects hollow fears on space
  8. Japanese diplomat in letter mission
  9. Editorial: Erring on side of caution
  10. Commentary: Transition of economy starts

What's happening in China

Landmark building demolished in Chongqing, SW China

  1. 'Special-ability' class ordered shut
  2. Names required to buy cold medicine in E China
  3. Varsity whistle blower has 'important clues'
  4. Shenzhen vetoes second-child proposal
  5. Experts allay fears over quake damage

China Features

  1. Regimen: spleen-friendly diets during White Dew
  2. Watch out hay fever during Bai Lu
  3. Man pricked by syringe with HIV
  4. Large windmill in northern Shaanxi Plateau
  5. Japan aids armed forces of China's neighbors

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture