China to step up regulation of after-school education

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-04 19:40:58|Editor: huaxia

Photo taken on June 2, 2020 shows pupils having class at the Beilin Primary School built with supports from Guangdong Province in the Rongshui Miao Autonomous County in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- China will take further steps to regulate and guide the development of after-school education, Ministry of Education (MOE) official Xu Pan said on Friday.

Xu said the MOE will cooperate with other authorities to carry out regular inspections of off-campus training institutions, noting that preferred and non-preferred lists will be published and regularly updated.

Schools have been encouraged to provide improved education, after-school programs and customized services.

Off-campus training institutions have been warned against blindly pursuing profit and shifting risks to parents.

China has been tightening its regulations for after-school education for the past two years, during which time a long-term supervision mechanism was established and training institutions were asked to improve their services to meet standards.