Support policies for children from ethnic minority groups in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai have been implemented effectively to enable them to continue their education.

Besides reducing tuition fees, the province has provided additional financial assistance to poor students in boarding schools with 70,000 VND each every month.

The locality has also allocated billions of VND every year to help ethnic minority students improve their living and studying conditions.

In the meantime, the province is also considering an education master plan for the 2013-2020 period, which lays special emphasis on developing a strong system of boarding schools for students from ethnic minority groups.

In the 2012-2013 academic year, Gia Lai saw the enrolment of 360,000 students, 7,500 more than the previous year. The figure included 153,000 from ethnic minority groups.-VNA