Shenzhen Education Bureau to Implement Measure to Lessen Student Workload

Shenzhen Education Bureau to Implement Measure to Lessen Student WorkloadThe Shenzhen Municipal Education Bureau is planning to implement measures that will reduce workload of students studying at primary and middle schools. The bureau is also planning to stop written homework of primary students under grade three. The plans will also have a proposal of adding 17,000 public school places at primary and junior high school plus 1,500 places at senior high schools.

The municipal education bureau Chief Guo Yurong said that the city is striving to improve education to be within standards or at least at international level. This year, the city is planning more exchange programs and high quality courses is introduced to further strengthen cooperation with other educational institutions in Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other developing countries.

The city will also be released a work plan done b the bureau that will encourage Shenzhen’s primary and high schools to build friendship with sister schools in other countries to help promote internationalized education.

As of the moment there are 1,856 schools in the city, in which 99 are built in 2012. There are also 1.5 million students enrolled in these schools of which 830,000 are enrolled in 2012 and 618,000 of these students are receiving free compulsory education.

There are 1,856 schools (including kindergartens) in the city, among which 99 were built in 2012. About 1.5 million students are enrolled in these schools, of which 830,000 were enrolled in 2012 and 618,000 students received free compulsory education.

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