[Explanation] Due to population relocation and other reasons, Aikou Primary School in Pingxiang City, Guangxi now has only two teachers and three students. It is a veritable "miniature school".
A few days ago, the reporter visited on the spot.
[Explanation] Aikou Primary School is located in Aikou Village, Youyi Town, Pingxiang City, Guangxi, on the southern border of the motherland, less than 1 km from the Sino-Vietnamese border.
There are 8 natural villages in the area of Aikou Primary School, and most of the villagers are border residents.
At its peak, the school has 325 teachers and 15 teachers.
[Concurrent] (Zhong Shaozhi, Principal of Aikou Primary School)
Our school currently has two teachers and three students. With so few students in our school, we still have to persevere. The reason is that we have an obligation to let our children enjoy education.
[Explanation] Pan Wenxue is the longest-serving teacher in Aikou Primary School. Since coming to Aikou Primary School in 2002, he has been here for 18 years.
Everyone kindly called him the Almighty Teacher. Not only did he teach five subjects alone, he was also responsible for taking care of the children's daily life.
[Explanation] The only three students left in the school may be due to poor families or no one at home can pick up their children to study in the town. Once the school is closed, the three students will soon face the predicament of dropping out of school. Therefore, Pan Wenxue undertakes to send the children. We are responsible for going to school.
[Explanation] In order to allow every child to receive compulsory education, during his teaching period, Pan Wenxue repeatedly went to the homes of out-of-school children, preached the national policy to parents and students, and successfully persuaded many students to return.
[Concurrent] (Pan Wenxue, teacher of Aikou Primary School)
I have been working at Aikou Primary School for 18 years. Even if there are fewer students, in order to ensure that students on the border, especially poor students, can go to school nearby, we have been sticking to our posts so that education cannot leave a child behind.
Peng Xuan Liang Jingying Xu Qing reports from Pingxiang, Guangxi
Editor in charge: [Wang Kai]