Vocational School Students to Get Government Subsidies
Shenzhen’s secondary vocational school students will either get their tuition waived or get State subsidies as a part of the government policy that will extend the scope of the free education. Around 90 percent of local vocational schools students will benefit from the new plan.
The deputy director of the Shenzhen Municipal Education Bureau Fan Zhigang said that the city government is willing to spend around 100 million yuan annually which is a 20 percent increase compared to 2013 to help support the city secondary vocational education. The policy covers a wider range of recipients this will include students from rural household registrations, students that is majoring in agricultural disciplines, students with hukou and students without hukou but follows related government policies.
Students coming from poor families and majors in designated disciplines are also eligible for tuition subsidies. The policy is part of the city’s effort to comply on the national plan on education reform and development for giving free secondary vocational education.