中文
EN
03/10/2016

China to reform university programs to emphasize skills

China's education minister said Thursday that the country's second-tier universities should gradually reform their curricula to produce graduates with technical skills that better match the needs of the labour market.

 

Yuan Guiren said at a news conference on the sidelines of the annual national congress that most of the more than 2,500 Chinese universities and colleges focus on theory and scholarship while few teach applied skills.

 

"The programs at our higher learning institutes don't match our country's economy and industries," Yuan said. "As a result, our college graduates cannot find suitable jobs while employers cannot find suitable talents."

 

A record 7.65 million Chinese students will graduate from college this year, putting pressure on the government to find them proper employment or risk turning them into a source of social instability.

 

Yuan said Beijing will encourage graduates to be enterprising while actively helping them find jobs.

 

"It's a challenge that the number of graduates increases while the economy slows," Yuan said.

 

Last year, China's economic growth slowed to a 25-year low of 6.9 per cent. On Saturday, Premier Li Keqiang said in a report that authorities have set a growth target of 6.5 to 7 per cent for this year.



    Editor:Albert | Source: The Associated Press


Driftwood Transcultural Forum
Driftwood Transcultural Forum
Driftwood Transcultural Forum was held in Vancouver on August 6. This forum aims to establish itself as a platform to facilitate transcultural debates, discussions and dialogues.
St Patrick
St Patrick's Day Parade Vancouver 2016
The 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the festival’s largest and most popular free event.
    BACK TO TOP
Police: Ex-astronaut tried to take vehicle after fatal crash
Police: Ex-astronaut tried to take vehicle after fatal crash
Stocks edge lower as mining and materials companies slip
Stocks edge lower as mining and materials companies slip
2016 Golden Panda Cultural Immersion Trip Day 7
2016 Golden Panda Cultural Immersion Trip Day 7
Ma Long wins gold medal in men
Ma Long wins gold medal in men's singles table tennis
Nielsen hopes to bring science to TV casting
Nielsen hopes to bring science to TV casting
The Corner Tower of Forbidden City
The Corner Tower of Forbidden City