Good news from the Ministry of Education

There are 102000 compulsory education schools in China

According to the news conference held by the Ministry of education, as of the end of May 2021, 102000 compulsory education schools across the country have carried out after-school services, with 64.963 million students and 4.656 million teachers participating in after-school services.

It is understood that the coverage rate of urban schools is 75.8%, the participation rate of students is 55,4%, the participation rate of teachers is 62%, and the coverage rate of after-school service schools in some big cities is more than 90%. Important progress has been made in the work of after-school service.

Lu Yugang, director of the Department of basic education of the Ministry of education, said that there are still some problems and gaps in after-school services, which need to be further strengthened: “the work progress in various places is unbalanced, the time of after-school services in some places is short, some funds are not in place, and some after-school services are not attractive enough.”