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A great reform of education for college entrance exams

Viewed 758 times 2016-4-11 11:14 |Personal category:education|System category:News| reform, education, college

Since Beijing announced the new policy for the reform of education for college entrance exams. It has been a hot topic. One of the key points is that students have three required subjects including Chinese, mathematics and English and three selected subjects from six subjects including physics, chemistry, biology, politics, history and geography, when they apply for the college entrance exams. In other words, there is not a limit to science and liberal arts any more. It is really a good step forward, though it was a hard decision.

      As we know, China has the largest student population for colleges now in the world. It is said that the number was around 37 million up to 2015. However, the professional education in China lags behind. Most of parents hope their kids to go to university, but many of the outstanding universities do not offer professional majors. In fact, students did not prefer choosing professional majors to be their career before. When they have to choose it, they feel shameful.

Generally, most of education in college should be professional education, which can actually meet the need in community. So we can see that it is quite out of balance in China. It is the main reason why students are not qualified for their new jobs after graduation. Even some of them find it hard to get a suitable job. It is a big problem of education in both middle school and college. The new policy focuses on solving this problem. Surely, there is a long way to go.

      How do you think about this matter? Do you have any advice?

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