CHINA Government announces regulatory sweep of art exam training


Government announces regulatory sweep of art exam training

11:44, October 27, 2022

A countdown on the wall of an art studio in Jinan. [Photo by Zhao Xiaoming/For China Daily]

Three central government departments have launched a special regulatory campaign against art exam training institutions.

Jointly run by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Security and the State Administration for Market Regulation, the campaign will strictly deal with any sexual assault and harassment against students by people working at the institutions, according to a release by the Ministry of Education on Wednesday.

It also targets institutions without licensing and tutors without qualifications, and aims to root out misconduct including false advertising, pricing fraud and cheating in art exams.

Local governments should enhance cooperation among different departments to make sure the campaign achieves its expected results, the departments said, and a national and local reporting mechanism will be set up to receive tips from the public.

Chinese students with artistic talent can take art exams to get extra points in the national college entrance exam, or gaokao. Many students resort to art training institutions to improve their scores.

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