Good news from the Ministry of Education

National excellent teachers special normal students

On August 3, the official website of the Ministry of Education announced the notice of nine departments including the Ministry of education on printing and distributing the targeted training plan for excellent teachers in underdeveloped areas in central and Western China (hereinafter referred to as the “excellent teacher plan”). The excellent teacher plan specifies that 10000 normal students are targeted for primary and secondary schools in underdeveloped areas of central and Western China every year. If the national excellent teacher special normal students fail to perform the contract as required, the breach records will be included in the personnel files and incorporated into the social credit system according to law and regulations.

At present, Beijing Normal University, central China Normal University and Southwest University have respectively completed the enrollment plan of 401, 150 and 150 excellent teachers in 2021.

National excellent teachers special normal students need to teach in primary and secondary schools in directional County for no less than 6 years

The excellent teacher plan specifies that from 2021, normal universities directly under the Ministry of education and local normal universities will adopt a targeted approach to train about 10000 normal students for primary and secondary schools in 832 poverty relief counties (formerly concentrated and contiguous poverty-stricken areas and counties and national key counties for poverty alleviation and development) and land border counties in central and Western China (hereinafter referred to as targeted counties), Improve the quality of primary and secondary school teachers in underdeveloped areas in central and Western China from the source, and cultivate a large number of excellent teachers.

The excellent teacher plan is arranged by the Ministry of education and the provincial education administrative department in the national annual enrollment plan and issued separately within the total annual enrollment scale of colleges and universities. Six normal universities directly under the Ministry of education undertake the special training task of national excellent teachers, play a demonstration and leading role, and recruit students from central and western provinces. Normal universities at the undergraduate level determined by the provincial education administrative departments in the central and western regions undertake the special training tasks of local excellent teachers in relevant provinces.

In terms of enrollment, the excellent teacher plan is clear. Candidates applying for the excellent teacher plan must participate in the national unified college entrance examination in that year and be admitted in batches in advance.

After admission and before obtaining the admission notice, the national excellent teachers’ special normal students must sign an agreement with the training school, the provincial education administrative department and the Rural Revitalization Department of the province where the students are from, and promise to teach in the targeted County Primary and secondary schools in the province where the students are from after graduation for not less than 6 years. For students who refuse to sign the agreement, relevant colleges and universities shall cancel their special admission qualification for excellent teachers.

Surging news also noted that the excellent teacher plan requires that normal students of the excellent teacher plan must perform their duties and teach in primary and secondary schools in the county according to the agreement after graduation. If the national excellent teacher special normal students fail to perform the contract according to the provisions, they shall bear corresponding responsibilities according to the agreement. The breach records shall be included in the personnel files and included in the social credit system according to law and regulations.

Excellent teachers plan normal students are exempted from tuition, accommodation and national primary and secondary school teacher qualification examination

Excellent teachers plan normal students are exempted from tuition, accommodation and living expenses during their study in school.

According to the excellent teacher plan, the central government, with reference to the public education subsidy standard for normal students, and according to the actual number of normal students enrolled in the excellent teacher plan by normal universities directly under the Ministry of education, allocates relevant funds annually, and takes the special training of excellent teachers as the reference factor for the allocation of relevant special funds of central universities. The local finance shall bear relevant funds according to the number of normal students in the excellent teacher plan of local normal universities. According to the actual number of excellent teachers plan normal students admitted by local normal colleges and universities in all provinces (autonomous regions and cities), the central government will award and supplement them through “funds to support the reform and development of local colleges and universities”, which shall be organized and implemented by provinces (autonomous regions and cities).

At the same time, when graduating from the excellent teacher program, normal students shall be exempted from the national primary and secondary school teacher qualification examination by referring to the relevant policies on the reform of exemption from examination and recognition of primary and secondary school teacher qualification.

In terms of implementation security, the excellent teacher plan requires that all localities should strengthen the construction of turnover dormitories for excellent teacher plan normal students who perform contract and employment, and bring qualified excellent teacher plan normal students into the scope of local housing security; We should really care about the work and life needs of normal students in the excellent teacher program, and create favorable conditions for their performance, employment and professional development.