Government authorities in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region allocated a fund of 59.77 million yuan to financially back 51,127 impoverished primary and junior school students this year, according to the latest figures.
Officials also developed targeted supervision systems to guarantee teenagers' rights to education and hold local officials accountable for incidents of children dropping out of education.
Under the systems, net gross enrollment rates at primary schools and gross enrollment rates at junior schools should be 100 percent.
Over the past few years, Inner Mongolia has also invested up to 180 million yuan to improve the diets of over 250,000 impoverished students at 985 schools in 31 State-level impoverished counties or banners.
At present, the region is ramping up efforts to upgrade local primary and junior schools' facilities, including dormitories, canteens and heating systems.
(Source: Xinhua / Translated and edited by Women of China)