In 2010, Tibet achieved complete region-wide compulsory nine-year education and the illiteracy rate among young adults fell to 1.2 percent. In 2012, Tibet launched the balanced development of compulsory education.
The Seni District Primary School in Nagchu, Tibet was built in 1983. In the school’s beginning, its teaching facilities were seriously inadequate. Today, the school has a comprehensive building, dormitories for teaching and administrative staff, and an office, and the teaching conditions have changed a lot. Nagchu is one of the most difficult areas in Tibet, and the changes to Seni District Primary School are a microcosm of the education development that have occurred in Tibet during the 40 years since Reform and Opening up.
Third-year university student Tashi Choetso was born in Nagchu in a family of ordinary farmers and herdsmen, and her family is very poor. “My younger brother and I were able to study in an inland Tibetan Class thanks to subsidy policies. We were both able to get admission to universities in Beijing. At university, we applied for student grants to ease the burden on our family,” she said.
At present, Tibet has introduced and implemented 40 student financial aid policies, including funding policies for pre-school and compulsory education as well as comprehensive projects. According to statistics, during the period of the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan”, Tibet implemented a total of 10.02 billion yuan in student financial aid and supported 7 million students.Editor:Yanina