[photopress:MBA_Zhou_Ji.jpg,full,alignright]At the 17th Communist Party of China National Congress part representatives were told the number of students studying in Chinese universities has reached 25 million, a five-fold increase in only nine years.
Zhou Ji, Chinese Education Minister, shown here, said:
‘In only a few years, Chinese higher education has transformed from an education for the elite to one for the public, a process commonly taking several decades to accomplish in many countries. It is a marvelous development.’
Statistics from the Ministry of Education show that since 1999 China has expanded enrollment in higher educational institutions and this year about 5.4 million freshmen students enrolled in universities and colleges,