BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese researcher has called for education resources to be allocated more evenly among different schools.
Chu Zhaohui, a senior researcher with the National Institute of Education Sciences, said that further reform is needed to curb the strong demand for after-school tutoring among students, China Daily reported Friday.
China's Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced the establishment of a special department for supervising after-school education and training programs.
The new department will take charge of the management of after-school education and training for pre-school kids, as well as primary and junior school students.
The launch of the new department comes amid a national campaign to rein in the fast-growing tutoring industry.
Xiong Bingqi, director of the 21st Century Education Research Institute in Beijing, said the move has shown the firm resolution of authorities to crack down on misconduct of tutoring schools.
This does not mean that authorities want to impose a complete ban on the tutoring industry, but they want to regulate and reform the sector so that it can return to its original function of offering personalized training to students, he added.