Peng Sen, vice-minister of the National Development and Reform Commission, yesterday called on governments and education authorities across the country to develop a more effective system of lifelong learning.
"Knowledge has made investment in education and training more critical for economic growth and global competitiveness as the world is entering the age of the knowledge economy," Peng said at a seminar on lifelong learning in Beijing.
"The essence of lifelong learning is to provide opportunities for people to learn throughout their lives especially in an age when science and technology are making advances on a daily basis," Peng said.
Organized by the State Information Center and the World Bank, the seminar aimed to disseminate the findings of a World Bank report on lifelong learning in China to policymakers, think tanks and society as a whole.
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