REAP Continues Collaboration with Policymakers as State Council Moves to Narrow Rural-Urban Education Gap

Universities in China have been urged to enroll more students from rural areas in a major effort to close the gap between rural and urban higher education. The Chinese government announced at a State Council Standing Committee meeting on May 15th, 2013, the decision to increase the quota of students from poor rural areas attending key universities from 10,000 to 30,000 this year. The Rural Education Action Program has submitted official policy briefs to the State Council in support of this and other long-term policies to improve the education level of rural students, and continues to partner with policymakers across China to close the rural-urban education gap.

Read more about the announcement on the Pheonix New Media website in Chinese here.