Guarantee zero charge, regular dynamic adjustment……Four departments to promote primary and secondary school competition “double reduction”

2022-06-11 0 By

How to reduce the excessive burden of competition on students?On March 15, the Ministry of Education, the Central Government Organization Office, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the State Administration for Market Regulation jointly issued a new version of the Administrative Measures on National Competition Activities for Primary and secondary School Students (hereinafter referred to as the Administrative Measures).In the administrative Measures, the competition and its results shall not be used as the basis for primary and secondary school enrollment, and it is forbidden to collect any fees from the competition.According to a list of national competitions for primary and secondary school students released last year, there were 37 compliant official competitions in 2021.Starting in 2022, nationwide competitions for primary and secondary school students will be managed by a list, which will be dynamically adjusted every three years to ensure the contests are scientific and authoritative.According to the regulation, departments, units and social organizations that apply to hold competitions should take full responsibility for the whole process.At the same time, the national competition for primary and middle school students should adhere to the public welfare, not profit for the purpose.All work of the competition shall be carried out directly by the main body of the organization (the sponsor) and the organizing unit, and shall not be entrusted or authorized.The organizer (the organizer) shall carefully formulate the measures for the implementation of the competition activities to ensure that no unit, organization or individual shall charge the cost, production cost, activity fee, registration fee, accommodation fee, materials fee, equipment fee and other fees from students and schools, so as to achieve “zero charge”.During the competition, the organizer shall not specify transportation, hotel, restaurant and other supporting services.It is not allowed to collect fees in disguise by organizing training, study Tours, winter and summer camps related to the competition for the participating students.The Administrative Measures require that the organizer shall not sell or disguised marketing materials, books, auxiliary tools, equipment, materials and other commodities during the competition.No training for participating students, parents or teachers;Not in the name of competition to carry out grade examination fees.Sponsors are not allowed to sponsor the competition activities for marketing and promotion activities.The cost of the competition shall not be passed on in any way to the students or the schools organizing the students.All kinds of competitions should adhere to the principle of voluntary, and no school, students or parents should be forced or induced to participate.The competition should be open to eligible primary and secondary school students on an equal basis and no discriminatory conditions should be set up.”Today, the Ministry of Education again emphasized the management of primary and secondary school student competitions, and the ‘double reduction’ has a certain relevance.”Chu Zhaohui, a researcher with the National Institute of Education Sciences, said in an interview that regulating competition management is also to create a better environment to promote the “double reduction”.Admission is not based on competition results, which is the root cause of “competition fever”.In order to give better play to the educational function of competition activities and adhere to quality-oriented education, the management Measures issued this time clearly stated that competition and the results of competition should not be used as the basis for primary and secondary school enrollment.The documents, certificates and MEDALS produced by the competition are required to be marked with the approval number of the Ministry of Education and the words “not as the basis for primary and secondary school enrollment”.As a matter of fact, as early as September 2018, the Ministry of Education formulated and published the Measures for the Administration of National Competition Activities for Primary and Secondary School Students (Trial), which standardized the competition activities for primary and secondary school students.The head of the Department of After-school Education and training supervision of the Ministry of Education said in an interview that since the implementation of the measures, the Ministry of Education has published a list of approved competitions for three consecutive years.”All kinds of competitions in preschool education and subject competitions in compulsory education have been cancelled, and the number of competitions has been cut, basically cutting the benefit chain linking competition with training.The competition will gradually ease the training fever and reduce the heavy extracurricular burden of students.”The reporter noticed that last year’s national competition list for primary and middle school students included 37 competitions, including 20 in natural science literacy, 10 in humanities comprehensive literacy and 7 in art and sports.”If you look at the trend over the last few years, there has been a huge reduction in competition.”Chu Zhaohui bluntly, management competition should not adopt a one-size-fits-all approach.”There are some competitions that are good in terms of professionalism and credibility, but some of those competitions have been closed.So it seems to me to try to solve professional problems as professionally as possible.”It should be noted that, according to the regulations, starting in 2022, nationwide competitions for primary and secondary school students will be subject to a list management system. The list will be dynamically adjusted every three years and will be published on the government portal website of the Ministry of Education and officially distributed by local education administrative departments.Local administrative departments of education at all levels, primary and secondary schools, educational institutions and other institutions shall not organize, undertake or organize primary and secondary school students to participate in contests not included in the list, and shall not provide venues, funds and other conditions for illegal contests. Once found, they will be severely punished.Local administrative departments of education at all levels shall strengthen territorial management and seriously investigate and punish illegal contests jointly with relevant departments.”In principle, the national competition for primary and secondary school students in the 2021-2022 academic year should be held before August 2022.Application for 2022 competitions will start in May, and the list of approved competitions will be published on the official website of the Ministry of Education before the end of August.”Ministry of Education outside education training supervision department head said.According to the Administrative Measures, starting from this year, the validity period of agreed contests shall be three years in principle, during which no more than one competition shall be held annually. That is, contests that pass the evaluation in 2022 can be held once a year in principle in the three years after the list is published.After the 2022 filing, the next filing will be made in 2025.Beijing Business daily reporter Cheng Mingjie Zhao Boyu statement: reprint this article is for the purpose of delivering more information.If the source is wrong or violated your legitimate rights and interests, please contact the author with proof of ownership, we will promptly correct, delete, thank you.Email address: newmedia@xxcb.cn