College students attend a job fair in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province. [Photo/IC]
East China's Jiangsu province has been prioritizing education and saw major progress in the sector in 2022.
The province's spending on education is expected to amount to 400 billion yuan ($59.17 billion) in 2022. Fifty senior high schools were built or renovated in Jiangsu, increasing total enrollment capacity by 44,000, and 13 university dormitory construction projects were launched last year.
During the same period, 134 kindergartens were recognized as provincial-level high-quality kindergartens by the Jiangsu government, and more than 90 percent of primary and middle school students and their parents expressed satisfaction with the after-class services schools provide.
In the 2022 National Vocational College Skills Competition, schools from Jiangsu won 135 first-place prizes, 46 second-place prizes and 22 third-place prizes, making it the province's best showing ever at the competition.
In addition, 34 universities and 223 disciplines in Jiangsu entered the top 1 percent in the world, according to the 2022 ESI (Essential Science Indicators) ranking, while nine universities were also recognized by the Ministry of Education as engineering research centers.
The province also held more than 2,300 job fairs to help college graduates find employment last year.