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Karamay entices students to study outside Xinjiang

By Liao Yuan And Wang Xiang Updated: 2014-07-31

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This year more than 100 Karamay students will take the national high school entrance exam, of which half will likely be admitted to outstanding high schools across China.

 

Between 2004 and 2013, a total of 312 students studied in other provinces’ high schools, according to the Karamay education bureau. The number of student applicants to study outside Xinjiang increased from the previous years. Officials say the quality of education has also improved.

 

“More parents in Karamay have access to information and preferential policies of other regions’ high schools and so they are willing to send their children there. We believe the number of students interested in studying elsewhere will increase next year,” said Ahmed Mohammad of the Karamay education bureau.

 

Since 2011, nine areas in China —Tianjin and Shanghai cities, Liaoning, Shandong, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Guangdong provinces — have set up high standard Xinjiang senior technical schools to recruit Xinjiang students.

 

Xinjiang senior technical school covers a variety of majors including oil and gas production and reserves, coal chemical industry, mineral resources development and processing, electronic information, agricultural production and machinery.

 

The Xinjiang students enjoy free tuition, meals, accommodation, and medical allowances during school, and the high schools offer them free round trip to Xinjiang.

 

Edited by Alison Sullivan