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Nov 26, 2015 05:58 PM

Country's Rural Areas Face Shortage of Preschools, Ministry Says

A youngster digs into his lunch at a rural kindergarten in Yuncheng, in the northern province of Shanxi
A youngster digs into his lunch at a rural kindergarten in Yuncheng, in the northern province of Shanxi

(Beijing) – Children in China's rural regions face a shortage of preschools and only half of youngsters in some poor areas can attend kindergarten, a report released on November 24 by the Ministry of Education says.

Some 70.5 percent of the country's children attended kindergartens in 2014, up from about 51 percent five years ago when the central government introduced a 10-year plan for providing better schooling, the report said.

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