College majors with bleak outlook to be phased out
Updated: 2011-11-21 14:38
BEIJING - China's Ministry of Education announced on Monday that college majors with bleak employment outlook will be phased out, amid increasing difficulties for the country's college graduates to find a job.
For any college majors, if the employment rate of its graduates stand below 60 percent for two consecutive years, their enrollment quota will be reduced till they are phased out completely, according to a policy published by the ministry on its website.
According to statistics the ministry released on Monday, college students ready to graduate and enter the country's job market in 2012 number 6.8 million.
The ministry has ordered education authorities at all levels to take measures which can help graduates find jobs. The measures include offering tuition-waivers or repayments for loans to graduates who work in remote areas or the countryside, encouraging small- and medium-sized enterprises as well as tiny firms to employ college graduates and asking universities and research institutes to employ fresh graduates to take part in research projects.