Ministry urges less extracurricular burdens on students in summer vacation
Regulation on extracurricular class institutions should also be tightened.
This is to ensure that they will have a "safe, happy and meaningful vacation," the ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
Schools should control the quantity of assignments and parents should be advised not to arrange excessive after-school training for their children, the statement said.
BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Education urged reasonable assignments of homework for primary and secondary school students during summer vacation to reduce their extracurricular burdens.
Any sessions exceeding the standard amount or content should be rectified in a timely manner, and institutions failing or refusing to do so will be punished. In serious cases, their training licenses will be revoked, the statement said.