CHINA 90% of Chinese students have returned to school: ministry

CHINA

90% of Chinese students have returned to school: ministry

Xinhua

13:47, September 22, 2020

A first-year graduate student enters Renmin University in Beijing on September 19, 2020.

As of Friday, about 90 percent of students at primary schools, middle schools and universities across China — 242 million students — are back on campus, marking the general restoration of on-campus teaching in China, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday.

Many freshmen are still waiting to go to college, as school openings are being staggered to reduce COVID-19 control pressure, Xu Mei said at a press conference.

School teaching has returned to normal in a safe and comprehensive manner, Xu said, adding that this shows the country's education system has withstood a major test.

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