Beijing extends after-school services from September

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/8/25 19:22:05

Primary schools and junior high in Beijing will extend after-school services starting September, when the new academic year begins, according to the local education authority.

The services, including physical exercises, science classes and study aid, will be extended to 2 hours, 5 days a week, from at least one 1 hour for 3 days at present, and will cover all students at primary and junior high schools, according to Feng Hongrong, official with Beijing Municipal Education Commission.

The services work as an alternative to after-school classes or extracurricular training for students whose parents are still at work when school is over.

A guideline has recently been issued by the State Council General Office requiring local primary and junior middle schools to put more money into after-school services, and make a full use of school teachers, classrooms and extra-school resources help students cultivate interests and explore talent.


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