Two development plans on China’s education were made public Saturday, outlining blueprints for the sector’s modernisation and development by 2035.

One of the plans set the goals and tasks for 2035, while the other one detailed the facilitation of the education modernisation drive from 2018 to 2022.

Eight goals were proposed in the education modernisation plan 2035, which was released by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council, highlighting the accessibility of quality education from pre-school to higher education stages, and from vocational training to special schooling for the disabled.

It also specified 10 strategic tasks, including ensuring equal access to basic public education services, building world-class universities and opening education further to the world.

Under the opening-up item, there are also detailed objectives such as promoting the mutual recognition of degrees and diplomas as well as education cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.

The five-year implementation plan, released by the general offices of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, specified 10 key tasks in advancing education modernisation, including requirements on the enhanced use of information technology.