Rongshui Miao autonomous county in Liuzhou, Guangxi, awarded five million yuan ($815,000) to excellent schools and teachers.
Of the five million yuan, the education award fund came to four million yuan and the rest was for schools and teachers that enjoyed excellent college entrance examination results. A total of 12 education advanced collectives and 350 advanced individuals received the awards.
As one of a key counties included in the national plan for poverty alleviation through development, Rongshui Miao autonomous county established an education award fund early in 2007. In 2012, the fund was increased from one million to 1.5 million yuan and it was then increased to five million yuan this year.