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Pan Xiaohui: Rural revival requires robust education system

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: 2021-02-24 Print


Pan Xiaohui, a CPPCC National Committee member, plans to hand in a proposal on improving education in areas inhabited by ethnic groups at this year's national two sessions. [Photo/ddcpc.cn]

Pan Xiaohui, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and a director at Qiannan Normal University for Nationalities in Southwest China's Guizhou province, is preparing her proposals for the upcoming national two sessions, which will be held in Beijing in March.

Ahead of the new term, Pan arrived at her office on Feb 22 and held a video meeting with more than 40 teachers from the university to introduce her proposal on enhancing education to revitalize rural areas.

According to Pan, talents are essential to rural revitalization. As a university cultivating personnel for local areas, Qiannan Normal University for Nationalities should increase its efforts to improve education quality and assist rural development.

After the meeting, Pan immediately paid a visit to Qiannan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture's education bureau to listen to officials' advice on education development.

Pan then changed into the Sui ethnic group's traditional costumes to visit the teachers and students in Duyun city's township. Pan learned that a primary school in the township had organized paper cutting and calligraphy lessons to teach students about ethnic culture. Unfortunately, the school has financial problems, a shortage of teachers and a need for an improved educational environment.

Based on her investigation results, Pan has decided to propose more education investment in areas inhabited by ethnic groups at the national two sessions. She also hopes for more support for universities to inherit and develop traditional ethnic culture.

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