[photopress:teacher_for_MBA_page_1.jpg,full,alignright]China’s State Council has approved in principle measures for granting free education to students training to become teachers. The measures, which are on a trial basis, cover students majoring in education in six normal universities directly under the Ministry of Education.
At the meeting, chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao, the council also approved in principle guidelines on establishing a system to provide financial aid to regular college students and vocational school students from poor households.
The measures and guidelines will be promulgated for implementation after receiving further revisions. Which does not, in fairness, suggest a speedy implementation.
Reporting work of the government to the National People’s Congress in March, Premier Wen Jiabao said the government is adopting two major measures to promote development of education and fairness in education.
He said a system of national scholarships and tuition assistance will go into operation this school year for regular undergraduate institutions, vocational colleges and secondary vocational schools.
As well, the government will also further implement the state student loan policy to enable children from poor families to attend college or get vocational education.
Source: China View