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Education in Anhui

Covering an area of 139,600 square kilometers, with a population of 70.27 million, Anhui Province lies in the eastern part of China. It abounds in natural and cultural resources and human talents.
 
Anhui’s education has developed rapidly since China began to practice policies of opening to the world and economic reform. In 1998, the province realized the goal of meeting state standards for making nine-year compulsory education basically universal and basically eliminating illiteracy among young and middle-aged people, which ranks Anhui foremost among all the provinces in China. By the end of 2016, institutions offering postgraduate programs totaled 21 with 51,738 students enrolled. There were 109 institutions of higher education, and the general tertiary education enrollment was 1.145 million. The gross enrollment rate of higher education was 46.9 percent, increasing by 6.3 percentage points over the previous year. The gross enrollment rate of higher education was 46.9 percent, increasing by 6.3 percentage points over the previous year. There were 1.107 million students in 672 senior secondary schools with the gross enrollment rate of 90 percent, down by 2 percentage points, 1.942 million students in 2,800 junior secondary schools with the enrollment rate of 99.68 percent and 4.304 million pupils in 8,284 elementary schools with the enrollment rate of 99.97 percent. Graduates from adult educational institutions numbered 449 thousand.

The goal set by Anhui is to adapt its education to satisfy people's needs and wants. Anhui is determined to reinforce its educational reform and increase the investment into this sector; to make great efforts to renew ideas of running school; to actively restructure the province’s education; to strengthen international exchanges, and to maintain a balanced and sustainable development of education. As a result, the conditions of running school for all kinds of schools have been improved; and the level for running school has also been improved. The rapid development of education in Anhui Province has made it possible that the holistic quality of Anhui people has been greatly improved. All these will provide strong guarantee of talents and support of intelligence for carrying out the strategy of speeding development, enriching the province and its people, and building a well-off society.