China - Rural kids to get free education by 2010
Rural kids to get free education by 2010
"Rural elementary and secondary schools will get the bulk of educational funds allowing children to enjoy new computer and multimedia classrooms and free education as early as 2010, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).
'Rural education is still the weakest link, and our newly-allocated
educational funds will be used mainly in rural areas,' said Zhang Xinsheng, vice-minister of MOE.
The Chinese Government will increase funds for rural education to fulfil the goal of free compulsory education in rural areas by 2010."