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Investment hiked in vocational training (online), 3 December 2015 - China has increased money going into vocational education, with good results in the past five years, according to an interim evaluation published yesterday.

Statistics show that in 2014, the input into secondary and higher vocational education was 190.7 billion yuan (US$29.8 billion) and 151.8 billion yuan respectively, an increase of 59.02 and 64.78 percent respectively compared to 2009.

The evaluation report, published by the Ministry of Education on China’s National Plan for Medium and Long-Term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020), specifically focuses on vocational education.

Around 91.5 percent of students in secondary vocational schools from rural areas or families with financial difficulties are enjoying tuition-free education. Forty percent of them get an annual 2,000-yuan education grant from the government.

Nearly 10 million graduates from vocational schools are hired as technical personnel every year.

The employment rate of secondary vocational school graduates has been above 95 percent for five years in a row, and the number for higher vocational schools reached 91.5 percent in 2014, making vocational schools an important base for technical personnel.

However, as many as 12 provinces still don't have a standard for the average expenditures on students in secondary vocational schools, while nine provinces don’t have one in higher vocational schools.

“Vocational education is still a weak link in our education system,” said Wang Jiping, an inspector on vocational and adult education at the ministry, stating that various problems for graduates, school conditions and others still need to be addressed.


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