When caught violating the rules of tutoring, Chinese teachers could be banned from working in the education industry for life, according to regulations that come into effect later this year.
On February 9, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Justice and the State Commission of China jointly issued a new regulation, saying that all online and face-to-face tutoring companies after school will be punished if they commit acts of misconduct. misconduct, such as operating without a license, violating regulations on teaching content, fees, and holding contests between students. Violating teachers face severe penalties, which include being banned from working in the education industry for life. Those who denounce misconduct are rewarded.
This regulation comes as the Chinese government tries to increase the application of administrative fines in the education sector, in order to create a comprehensive "revolution" for after-school tutoring. This is the next step in the policy of "double reduction" - reducing the amount of homework and academic burden faced by elementary and middle school students.
This new legal basis will take effect later this year. Local education authorities should ensure that all teachers have the required training and necessary licenses.
China started to introduce the "double reduction" policy at the end of July and officially legalized it in October. From January 2022, all tutoring activities are illegal. Accordingly, thousands of companies and tutoring centers across the country had to close or turn into non-profit organizations.
Many experts believe that China's "double reduction" goal has achieved initial positive results, but the "barrier-breaking" behavior has hindered progress. This places an urgent need to supplement and enforce sanctioning regulations in this area.