[photopress:MBA_Hu_Jintao.jpg,full,alignright]At Zhongnanhai, Beijing, President Hu Jintao discussed the educational development strategy with more than 100 model teachers from around the country.
President Hu Jintao has come out very strongly in favor of education. He said that education should be developed as a priority to help train more professional and skilled people for building a moderately prosperous society and propelling modernization.
Hu said to the teachers, ‘You are the excellent representatives of all teachers in China. With the nation and people in mind, you have set good examples with your silent and selfless sacrifice in your careers.’ He said that education was the basic way of raising moral standards as well as cultural and scientific levels. And he ordered further determination and more funding to ensure compulsory education, promote vocational education and raise the quality of higher education.
President Hu Jintao said equality in education should be set as a basic state policy to shorten the gap in educational standards between urban and rural areas.
Source: China Daily