(ECNS) - The State Council, China’s cabinet, is requiring primary and secondary schools to better regulate enrollment to ensure they remain independent from the influences of training organizations.
A new regulation prohibits schools and off-campus training agencies from enrolling students together. In addition, results supplied by training agencies should not be used in deciding admissions.
Further, teachers need to act as role models, devoting themselves to their work while strictly following the state’s approved curriculum, the regulation states.
Teachers found to be engaging in selective teaching at school or coercing students to take off-campus coaching would be investigated and subsequently punished, including potentially having their teaching qualification revoked.
Whether or not to participate in after-school tutoring services should be a decision left to students and their parents. Also, fees for these services should be approved by provincial educational authorities.