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Celebrating the 37th Teachers’ Day

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Celebrating the 37th Teachers’ Day

Special-post teacher recruitment program

China plans to recruit 84,330 college graduates as teachers in rural primary and middle schools in 2021 as part of efforts to promote rural vitalization. The recruitment is mainly for the once-impoverished areas and those inhabited by ethnic minorities to consolidate the results of poverty reduction, according to a notice issued by the ministries of education and finance on carrying out rural special-post teacher recruitment program this year.

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National training program

China will better train teachers and principals of kindergartens, primary and middle schools to prevent school bullying. The training will also cover other content, including national security, rule of law and environmental protection, according to a notice jointly issued by the MOE and the Ministry of Finance on a national plan to train teachers of kindergartens, primary and middle schools during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

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Teacher training program

China plans to cultivate about 10,000 students training to be teachers annually to work in under-developed counties in central and western regions starting this year, a new notice said on Tuesday.

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Special project for retired teachers and headmasters

China plans to send more retired teachers to its central and western regions to help improve education there, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Wednesday. The plan is to enlist 4,500 teachers and headmasters who have retired from elementary and middle schools, Ren Youqun, an MOE official in charge of teachers' work

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Talent program for three regions

China plans to dispatch 21,036 teachers to remote primary and middle schools in 2021-2022 school year. Jointly launched by the MOE and the Ministry of Finance, the program will select 20,041 and 995 teachers across China for compulsory and non-compulsory education, respectively.

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Reform in primary and secondary teacher certification

The Ministry of Education (the MOE) put forward a policy to reform primary and secondary teacher certification, lowering the bar for qualified students to enter the teaching profession. According to the policy, from 2021 on, postgraduate students in education majors and students of tuition-exemption normal university programmes can be offered teacher certification in primary and secondary education if they pass the examinations developed by their own schools, without the need to take the National Teacher Certification Examination.

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Celebrating the 37th Teachers’ Day