China gives 750 mn dollars to schools for tuition exemptions
Beijing: The Chinese government has granted over 4.70 billion yuan (about $750 million) as compensation to secondary vocational schools for tuition fees exemptions which they offered to students.
Since 2009, students from poor families studying at secondary vocational schools and students studying agriculture-related subjects in such schools have been exempted from paying tuition fees.
The funds will be offered to secondary vocational or technical schools that have accepted students from poor families or students studying agriculture-related subjects without charging tuition,” the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Friday.
Approximately four million students have enjoyed tuition fees exemptions in China‘s secondary vocational schools, the ministry says. IANS