Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay based on the chart below. You should start your essay with a brief description of the chart and comment on China's achievements in higher education. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
The above diagram clearly reflects the percentage of gross enrollment ratio in higher education in China from 1990 to 2019. During this period, we can see the percentage increased steadily from 3.4% in 1990 to 30% in 2012, a moderate rise of about 26.6% within 22 years; while the ratio experienced a considerable growth from 30% to 51.6% in less than 10 years.
There are many reasons explaining this phenomenon. The main reason is that due to the progress in economy, a growing number of people can afford higher education. What is more, there is no doubt in saying that, with the pace of modern society speeding up, a majority of people try their best to catch up with the time and improve themselves by pursuing further education. Thirdly, under the background of modernization, higher education may have gradually become an unstoppable trend in recent years.
Considering all these, I believe that we should take a reasonable attitude toward higher education. In conclusion, from my point of view, such a phenomenon is positive and acceptable.