Tuesday, 25 October 2016
BEIJING: An official with China’s government scholarship council said it will tighten the evaluation of scholarship recipients from overseas to ensure the funds are properly used.
The evaluation system was introduced in 2002, and 1,171 recipients of the national scholarship have lost the approval needed to receive scholarship money.
The council, which reports to the Ministry of Education, issues and administers the national scholarships.
Most of the suspensions or deprivations resulted from the students’ bad attitude toward studies, or a breach of their Chinese universities regulations and rules.
The government has not historically released the total number of government scholarship recipients or the amount of money earmarked for the national scholarships.
The number of recipients has been increasing quickly as more students come to study in China.
In 2011, almost 26,000 students from across the world received national government scholarships.
That grew to more than 40,000 students last year, accounting for 10% of students studying in China.
The measures, including tightening the annual reviews of the recipients performance, will help better manage the funds and improve the quality of education, Cao said.
Source by: Internet