Universities enlarge enrollment of Xinjiang students

More than 300 Chinese higher-learning institutes will increase enrollment of students from northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in government-sponsored education programs.

At an education conference organized by the Ministry of Education and the State Ethnic Affairs Commission on Saturday, representatives from 323 higher-learning institutes signed an agreement to enlarge the annual enrollment of Xinjiang students to 10,000 between 2016 and 2020, up from 6,800 students a year before.

Officials said that the program has been aimed at improving the education level of ethnic talent from Xinjiang.

The program also helps protect education rights of ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang.

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