Kindergarten schools to be inspected by education authority
City education authority will be conducting a citywide inspection of kindergarten schools to see if its implemented standards are followed. According to the new standards the ratio for students to staff in kindergartens is no more than 7 to 1.
These implemented standards regulates the number of students in a certain class, the new numbers states that only 35 students for senior classes, 30 for intermediate classes and 25 for junior classes. Schools that fail to meet the new standards will have their license revoked and the school will be shut down. Kindergartens will offer classes in language, science and art but are not allowed to teach what the students will be learning in primary schools. Students will be also allowed two hours of outdoor activity per day.
The new standards will also limit students to no more than 30 minutes per day watching TV and using computers. Also due to the citywide lack of kindergartens numerous unlicensed kindergartens have arise in the recent years. Kindergartens should be also located away from any source of pollutions. Kindergartens should also provide the children with a balanced diet and food samples from each meals for 48 hours. Meals assessment will also be conducted once every semester.