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Education in Republic of China (Taiwan)

China has the largest education system in the world; almost 10 million students received the entrance exam in 2013. The Chinese government’s compulsory education law states that nine years of education is mandatory for all Chinese children which the government funds. Furthermore, China is also excelling at higher-education, the amount of college students has risen drastically since the late 1970s. China also celebrates the right that all citizens enjoy the right to education regardless of their gender or race.

China has been focused on economic modernization and this idea shaped the Chinese school programs today. The current 12-year schooling came in the 1980s and consists of nine years of primary and secondary education and three years of senior secondary education. Accordingly, this leads to students heading to higher education after completing the 12-year school program. These higher education programs are highly competitive and scholarship based.

Furthermore, China has institutions that offer programs from Zhuanke, which is full-time study, before entering the bachelor’s programs to doctoral levels. Almost all of these institutions are public to continue stressing the equal opportunity for which China strives. Over 20 million students have finished the higher education programs in the Republic of China.

The Ministry of Education in Republic of China concludes that Taiwan students graduate with some of the highest scores in the world, especially in math and science. Taiwan is embracing the future of its students by posing a democratic free society and advocating hard-working students. In turn, the student focus on traditional learning out comes as well as modern advancements.

Taiwan is also geared towards international students. The international students will immerse themselves in the Taiwanese culture while competing with some of the toughest competition.

The Republic of China is a rising and developing country and the achievements through the remarkable education systems are comparable to the economic and social development in the recent years. China’s economy is one of the fastest growing and is quickly reducing China’s poverty. Due to the success of the education reform in the 1980s, China is seeing huge progress towards improving the lives of millions of Chinese.

One of the biggest strategies was including the support of women in the education platform. Accordingly, the education system has continued to be widely available to all citizens and flourish among the most in the world. The government insures gender equality and continuing funding in poor areas for education. Thus, all societies in China encourage education and the pursuit of higher education as well. This is direct effect of the nation’s priority which is a focus of the balance of social and economic development.

These policies were implemented towards education with the future in mind. The positive social changes made in China have decreased poverty around the nation rapidly. The effort to create more economic growth and a better job market is a direct relation to the better education system.

– Rachel Cannon

Sources: UNICEF, Ministry of Education
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