19th Report in 2010: Although Reconstruction of Middle and Elementary School Buildings Progresses Smoothly, Issues Like Development of Non-reconstruction Schools and High Tuition are Worth Attention
Abstract: By the time of the survey (July 2009), 61.4% of high and elementary school students have moved into permanent school buildings and 38.6% of the students still attend class in temporary buildings. In severely hit areas, up to 66.0% of the students take class in temporary buildings. 42% of the students believe facilities are worse than before and only 12.9% think the teaching quality is worse. Facilities and teaching quality in new buildings are improved noticeably. 77.1% of the students in new schools say the facilities are better than before and 48.7% report improvement in teaching quality. More than 50% of the students have access to some favorable policies or subsidies post quake. However, many students, especially high school students and boarding students still have to face the problem of high tuition.