Dec. 31 (TibetanReview): Over 10,000 children of Chinese migrants are attending schools in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. In China itself, denial of educational opportunity is one of the major disadvantages facing migrant workers in the cities. The figure amounted to 80 percent of Lhasa’s floating population aged for compulsory education. Also, they make up 37 percent of the total number of urban primary and middle school students in the city.
A local official in Lhasa’s educational administration said in recent years, the authorities have taken various measures to ensure children from migrant workers’ families go to public schools, as well as private ones on a supplementary basis, to guarantee their rights to education.