More regions to reform migrant education system

BEIJING, Jan. 4 — More Chinese provinces and cities have introduced education reforms that will allow kids of migrant employees to go in senior high schools and sit college entrance exams in your area.

Educational government bodies in Ningxia, Shanxi, Hubei, Sichuan, Gansu, Henan, Shaanxi and Jiangsu introduced in recent days their particular plans to make sure that children following their migrant parents to metropolitan areas can savor the same privileges in education his or her urban peers.

The bulletins came after 13 other provinces and cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong, released similar plans among countrywide cries for more proper educational possibilities for kids of migrant employees.

China presently has a lot more than 250 million migrant employees residing in metropolitan areas. An believed 20 million of the children have migrated towards the metropolitan areas, although some ten million are left out within their rural hometowns.

China’s household registration system accustomed to confine kids to attending schools within their home provinces. A 2003 regulation amended this by permitting migrant workers’ children to get the nation’s nine-year compulsory education in metropolitan areas where their parents work.

However, kids of migrant employees ongoing to manage the issue of needing to go back to their hometowns for more schooling once they were going to enter senior high schools or sometimes of school entrance exams.

At the begining of 2012, the Secretary of state for Education requested Chinese metropolitan areas to formulate plans regarding further education and college entrance exams for migrant workers’ children.[db:内容2]

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