Some students are unable to enter university because of the high cost of tuition fees. Suggest ONE way to solve this problem.
Helping Poor Students Financially
Figures from the Ministry of Education indicate that about 2.63 million college students in China suffer from poverty, accounting for 19 percent of the total of 13.5 million students enrolled. Among them, 1.22 million are categorized as "extremely poor" students. Higher education institutes across the country should launch different programmes to provide financial aid to poor college students.
The access to financial aid can prevent poor students from dropping out of colleges and universities. Programmes such as “Green Passage" enable poor students to enroll and defer tuition payments. The ministry also encourages poor students to apply for state loans. Ministry figures show that the state loan system, introduced in 2000, has aided 2.07 million unrversity students. Furthermore, part of the tuition fees collected every year by each university should be used to help poor students, for example, by offering scholarships, tuition waivers and work-study programmes under which students help outs in libraries, teachers' offices or service departments to earn money. Last but not least, implementing a programme for the exemption of tuition and textbook fees for rural poor students and subsidies for poor boarding students can also help ease the financial burden of poor students. Statistics show that l,78 million poor students are still in need of financial help.
In conclusion, to prevent students from having to abandon their higher studies through financial difficulties, more policies concerning financial aid to poor students need to be mapped out(237 words)
1. Donations from citizens spanning all walks of life provide the last guarantee for the poor students as well as an effective supplement to the national education assistant system.
2. Various scholarships and assistant-ships provide effective assurance for the further education of poor rural students.
3. Chinese education authorities have mapped out measures to help poor university and college students while promoting a unified tuition fee policy.
4. It is suggested that the central government adjusts the allocation of special scholarships to favour students of teaching, agriculture, forestry, ethnic studies,physical education and maritime studies.