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All rural children in Xinjiang have access to free pre-school education
By:Xinhua
update:June 04,2020

Students learn epidemic prevention knowledge at a primary school in Hotan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 23, 2020. Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reopened all primary and high schools on Monday, the first provincial-level region in the country to do so amid the coronavirus outbreak. The reopening came after the region had reported no new cases of coronavirus infection for 34 days as of Sunday and downgraded its emergency response to the lowest level. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge)
 
June 4,2020 -- China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has realized the full coverage of free pre-school education in rural areas with the continuous increase of educational investment, according to a press conference held on Monday.
 
Xinjiang has invested heavily in the construction, renovation and expansion of 4,408 kindergartens in rural areas, according to the press conference.
 
At present, all the preschool children aged 4 to 6 in the autonomous region are receiving preschool education in kindergartens, and can enjoy free lunches, snacks and fruits.
 
In 2019, Xinjiang spent 86.31 billion yuan on education in the general public budget, a year-on-year increase of about 4.77 billion yuan or 5.85 percent, said local authorities.
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