Weekly snapshot of Chinese education news

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BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's key education news from the past week:

-- China to provide occupational training for over 50 mln annually by 2022

China vowed to support vocational schools in providing training programs for more than 50 million people annually by 2022, according to a recent action plan on occupational training.

Jointly issued by 14 central departments including the Ministry of Education (MOE), the action plan also aimed to foster collaborations between vocational schools and businesses in building training bases, establish a database of outstanding training programs and groom capable teachers for both occupational education and skills training.

-- Chinese schools' dropout rate drops in poor areas

The number of students dropping out of compulsory education in China's impoverished areas has significantly dropped, according to the MOE.

Data from the ministry says the number of students who drop out of their compulsory education, which covers primary school and junior high school in China, in the country's 832 national-level impoverished counties has dropped from 290,000 at the end of May to 65,000.

-- China makes headway in advancing higher education in central, western areas

The MOE said it has made headway in its cooperation with local authorities in China's central and western areas, where 14 universities have enjoyed rapid development since the cooperation was launched.

To address the development needs of higher education institutions in central and western areas, the MOE started working with the authorities of 14 provinces, autonomous regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps to develop at least one university in each district, said the MOE.

-- China to define teachers' rights in punishing, disciplining students

The MOE Friday started soliciting public opinions on a regulation that defines primary and middle school teachers' rights in punishing and disciplining their students while obligating teaching duties. Enditem

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