Chinese Premier Wen Jiaobao has presided over a meeting on education in Beijing, partly shown here, which will draw up a 12-year plan on education reform and development, stressing its role in promoting economic development and technology innovation.
A report on the plan’s blueprint, created by the Ministry of Education, was approved at a meeting of the National Science and Technology Education Leading Group of the State Council.
The report said, ‘It is necessary to make a medium and long-term plan for education reform and development in accordance with the new requirements to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects, the new trend of domestic and overseas development and the new expectations of the people.’
This is China’s first education plan in the 21st century, and it promises to be a very complicated project.
The group will solicit advice from experts, parents and students before drawing up guidelines. Premier Wen Jiabao, also head of the group, presided over the meeting.
Source: China View