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University Starts

On September 7, a Sichuan migrant worker in Yinzhou District accompanied his son to Ningbo University for enrollment.

Famous teacher's demonstration

On the afternoon of Sept. 1, a teacher of science from Zhen’an Primary School, a famous teacher of Ningbo, came to a primary school for children of migrant workers in Jiangdong district and gave a demonstrative class in science. The activity was organized by the district education bureau and meant to help teachers of the school to raise the standard of their classes.

Ningbo campus of Nottingham University

The new semester brings a lot of newcomers with unusual talent to the Ningbo campus of Nottingham University

The past Saturday and Sunday was the time for newcomers to register at the Ningbo campus of Nottingham University and over 1,600 newcomers from 37 countries and regions of the world began their new life on university campus.

Medium sized and in plain sportswear, Xu Jiayuan is not only one of the five full fellowship winners but also a level 2 go player of the state. In the national entrance examination to higher education, he scored 800 points, 200 points higher than the required score for admission to key universities.

Xu has long had a keen interest in Nottingham University. It is learned that many other universities, such as Wuhan University, Zhongshan University, Xiamen University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, etc, have offered to admit him, but he finally chose to study engineering mechanics at Nottingham University for the internationalized education and all-English lectures as well as to give himself greater challenge to higher altitude. Xue also came to Nottingham harboring another wish, to organize a go team to win championships in Ningbo.

Li Wehao, a newcomer to the faculty of international communications, had an amusing episode. 1.98 meters high, he did not notice the university's information in the admission notice that students of unusual height should inform the school of their need for special beds, and came to school only to find the beds were not long enough for him. The school had to arrange for a specially lengthened bed to be made for him.

Li, from the Inner Mongolia, used to be the center forward on the basketball team of Number Nine Middle School of Baotou and received professional training in basketball in the Inner Mongolian Sports Team. He also had the opportunity to become a professional basketball player on the Hongyuan Team of Guangzhou, but in the end he chose to take the entrance examination to higher education. Coming to the university, Li still wishes to pick up his basketball as he has heard that many international students are very good at basketball. "I wish to learn English well so that I can go abroad sometime to broaden my view," he is full of confidence as regarding his prospect.

Not only Xu and Li have unusual talent, the smart guy Andrey from Russia is also excited. He told the journalist that he had come with his parents to tour many places of China, such as Beijing, Harbin, Qingdao, and Ningbo, etc., and had been fascinated by the Chinese culture. Once he got to know that, at such a university as Nottingham, he could learn both finance and Chinese at the same time, he immediately made the decision to come. "I like music very much and was a drummer at high school. I also play the guitar and sing." Andrey wishes to found his own band and have concerts with music fans.

Ningbo Community College Education Centre for the Aged Opened

Ningbo community college education centre for the aged opened on September 5, with more than 1700 senior citizens enrolled as the first of its students.

As is known, the education resources for colleges for the aged people used to be quite inadequate. Fortunately, with the opening of the Community College Education Centre, things will change greatly.

With the development of idea of lifelong education, an increasing number of senior people devote themselves into all kinds of learning activities. In order to satisfy the requirements, Ningbo is building a new education network for the people advanced in age in all administrative levels. One or two municipal colleges for the old will be established, and at least two independent colleges or learning centers will be opened in each district or county. The development of education resources for the people senior in age will be accelerated, and some educational websites will be built. All these projects are to provide good services for those senior learners as much as possible. The opening of the Community College Education Centre for the old is part of this endeavor.

It is reported that the education centre planned to enroll 1500 students and open 48 classes providing 9 courses such as computer, music and dance, and health and care, etc. Finally, over 1700 senior students were accepted, far more than what was planned. Compared with Ningbo University for the Aged, the requirements for the entrance acceptance of Ningbo Community College Education Centre are not as strict. Any healthy senior citizen of Ningbo is eligible to enroll for the course on presentation of the ID card. Among the first batch of students, quite a lot are just new citizens of Ningbo.

In the past, the colleges for the old were all managed by Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Retired Veteran Cadres. But with the participation of educational institutes, there will be new changes in the educational system for the aged people.

25 newly recruited college students of poverty-stricken families get schooling aid

On the afternoon of August 24, Ningbo Lottery Center granted schooling aid to 25 newly recruited college students of poverty-stricken families, each 5,000 yuan. The fund is from the Daily Charity Lottery.

It is learned that the lottery schooling aid program of Zhejiang Lottery Center started in 2008. So far, Ningbo Lottery Center has aided 73 newly recruited college students of poverty-stricken families, 5,000 yuan for each.

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