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MOE holds conference on key basic education tasks for 2024


The Ministry of Education (MOE) recently held a national conference in Guiyang, Guizhou Province to identify key tasks involving basic education in 2024. Vice Minister of Education Wang Jiayi attended the event and delivered a speech.

The meeting first stressed the need to continuously raise the quality of basic education by developing a balanced, high-quality compulsory education (i.e., grades 1–9) system and an effective upper secondary (i.e., high school) education system, in line with related guidance set forth by the 2024 National Education Work Conference.

The meeting outlined five key tasks: First, moral education should be strengthened through the development of a comprehensive pedagogical paradigm that emphasizes case studies and the use of the latest information technology. Second, efforts should be intensified to crack down on utilitarian, myopic practices in school operation that are detrimental to students’ well-rounded development. Third, more measures should be taken to reform the entrance examination system, school operation mechanisms, and curricula at the senior high school level. Fourth, more effort should be applied to expanding quality educational resources, implementing the “Double Reduction” policy, improving rural education, and strengthening the capacity of school principals. Fifth, coordination among school, family, and community should be enhanced through awareness-raising activities and the development of feedback and complaint mechanisms, among other things.

During the conference, education officials from various provinces and municipalities, including Guizhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Shandong, Sichuan, Tianjin, and Zhejiang, shared their experience and insights.