Weekly snapshot of Chinese education news

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-22 10:02:01|Editor: huaxia
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BEIJING, June 22 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's key education news from the past week:

-- China had a total of 2,956 higher education institutions as of June 15, which were comprised of 2,688 general higher education institutions and 268 adult higher education institutions.

The figures were unveiled as the Ministry of Education released a latest list of higher education institutions with details of names, codes, sponsors and cities where they are located in.

-- China's Ministry of Education issued a guideline on kindergarten supervisors in a bid to tighten safety and ethical supervision over pre-schools.

The guideline said supervisors must be assigned to every kindergarten registered with the county, municipal and district-level governments.

Supervisors are supposed to instruct and oversee schools on issues such as safety, management and teachers' ethical standards.

-- The General Office of the State Council unveiled guidelines on advancing reform in senior high school education amid efforts to put an end to exam-oriented education and nurture capable young people with all-round grounding.

Revolving around the central task of fostering virtue through education, the guidelines called for further reform in key areas to well prepare students for future social life, higher education and career development.

-- There were 17,000 overseas students in Chinese higher vocational colleges in 2018 and 595 Chinese teaching standards for higher vocational education have been adopted abroad.

Countries along the Belt and Road became major sources for overseas higher vocational students and destinations for Chinese higher vocational colleges to establish branches. Enditem