Dec. 19 (University World News): A first-year Tibetan student at Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu (Sichuan province) said he was already frustrated by the university’s Tibetan studies curriculum.
“Tibetan students here really want to learn in Tibetan,” said the student, who speaks Chinese and estimates he is one of 500 Tibetan students among over 20,000 students at Chengdu University. “But our teachers teach us in Chinese so it’s hard to understand them!”
This policy disadvantages minority students throughout their education and into the job market, something that the minorities policy at universities has done little to alleviate.
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