China struggling with student loan system

July 20, 2007

Many Chinese universities are owed tens of thousands of pounds in tuition fees by their students, the Chinese education ministry has said. A spokesman said the average tuition fee was between 4,000 and 4,500 yuan ( £260 to Pounds 292). Poor students get government loans that must be repaid on graduation. A ministry official said some students pretended they were unable to repay the debt.

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