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Shandong: Fully subsidized education for impoverished students / by Fan Anqi, June 8, 2016 Adjust font size:

A policy of fully subsidized education for impoverished students from pre-school to university is to be implemented in Shandong province in eastern China, in order to ease the financial burden of rural families.

The provincial government will provide an average annual grant ranging from 1,200 yuan (US$183.8) to 3,000 yuan (US$459.5) for students who have been identified by local officials as "impoverished," with full educational coverage from pre-school through college. In addition, accommodation subsidies and scholarships with a value of up to 5,000 yuan (US$765.8) will be offered.

The government will also grant financial aid packages worth up to 10,000 yuan (US$1,532) to disabled students, in order to help them receive adaptability and rehabilitation training.

As for pre-school education, the provincial government has allocated funds for kindergarten reconstruction, extension and infrastructure upgrade in poverty-stricken areas, providing a better environment for children to grow up.

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