Thanks to the great attention paid by leaders at different levels and the joint efforts made by educational workers in Hefei, Deng Xiaoping Theory has been upheld, Party's educational policies have been implemented, reforms deepened and remarkable achievements made in different kinds of educational fields. The gratifying results made in the nine-year compulsory education and illiteracy elimination among the young and middle-aged have been carried forward. Great progress has been made in senior secondary education. Vocational and adult training for skill acknowledgement, secondary and elementary education are continuing to develop healthily in Hefei.
By the end of 2008, there were totally in Hefei 42 institutions of higher learning with an enrollment of 300,200 students for the year. There were 28 secondary technical schools with 81,500 students, 47 vocational schools with 76,600 students. There were also 261 secondary schools with 308,000 students, 816 elementary schools with 349,000 students.