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China releases plan for reemployment of retired teachers

Source: Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Education (MOE) and nine other government organs have jointly released an action plan to encourage the reemployment of retired teachers.

The move is expected to see the reemployment of about 120,000 retired teachers across the country in three years, the MOE said Wednesday.

The plan comes against the backdrop of an upcoming retirement peak among education workers and it aims to provide opportunities for retired teachers to make full use of their experiences and knowledge, said a MOE official in charge of teacher-related affairs.

The plan involves the sectors of higher education, vocational education, basic education, lifelong education, and private education. The retired teachers to be reemployed will generally be under 70 years old.

The MOE previously launched a project in 2018 that has rehired over 20,000 retired primary and middle school teachers and another project in 2020 to rehire retired college teachers to work at higher education institutions in China's less-developed areas.