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Vice-premier stresses fostering high-caliber teachers

Source: Xinhua

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan has stressed comprehensive and redoubled efforts to foster a contingent of high-caliber teachers in the run-up to China's 38th teachers' day, which falls on Sept 10.

Sun, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with representatives of outstanding teachers and normal school students in Beijing. She conveyed congratulations and greetings from the CPC Central Committee and the State Council to teachers and educators across the country.

Sun noted the historic achievements made in nurturing educational talent since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in 2012. She called on the vast number of teachers nationwide to promote the high-quality development of education and fulfill their duty to foster capable students who will contribute to and carry forward the mission of national rejuvenation.

Sun urged teachers to cultivate themselves morally and professionally. She said they should live up to the expectations of the Party and the people and provide a suitable education for every child in the interest of their comprehensive development.

Sun also called on Party committees and governments at all levels to prioritize cultivating high-caliber teachers, raise the quality of normal schools, and implement relevant policies to attract more teaching talents.