Government takes steps to bridge rural-urban education gap

China is working on further bridging the educational gap between urban and rural areas by sending more teachers to rural schools and more rural students into key universities, reports CGTN and Xinhua News Agency.

China will recruit 105,000 college graduates to teach in impoverished rural schools included in the nine-year compulsory education programme across the country’s central and western regions this year, according to a notice jointly released by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance. The move is part of a national programme to enhance the rural teaching force and boost rural revitalisation through better education, said the press release.

On the other hand, China’s Ministry of Education has made arrangements for more students from rural and poor areas to be admitted to major universities, according to a circular on the website of the ministry.
Full report on the CGTN site