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Vice-premier stresses cultivating top-notch teachers

Source: Xinhua

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan on Sept 10 stressed improving the quality of education through cultivating high-caliber teachers.

Sun made the remarks during her visit to the Renmin University of China in Beijing, where she met two respected professors and extended Teachers' Day greetings to teachers and educators across the country.

While presiding over a symposium after her visit, Sun called for more policy support for the education of teachers.

More efforts should be made to train more preschool teachers, vocational education teachers, as well as music, physical education and fine arts teachers, and to make up for the structural shortage of rural teachers, she said.

Sun also called on relevant local departments to increase input in normal schools and care for primary-level teachers in basic education.