More quality teachers for Chinese rural areas
China plans to train more high-quality teachers for less-developed regions to improve education in central and western parts of the country, a notice issued by nine central government departments said this week.
It will train about 10,000 students a year to become teachers in underdeveloped counties starting from this year, the notice said.
Issued by the Ministry of Education and eight other government departments on Tuesday, it said the six normal universities administered by the Ministry of Education and high-level normal universities under provincial government administration will be responsible for enrolling the students.
The students will not have to pay tuition or accommodation fees and will receive subsidies for living expenses, the notice said. Because they will be graduating from top-level normal universities, they will not need to pass tests to get their teaching credentials.