China News Service, March 15th, according to the Ministry of Education website, recently, the Ministry of Education, the Central Editorial Office, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the State Administration of Market Supervision jointly issued the newly revised "Administrative Measures for National Competitions for Primary and Middle School Students". The person in charge of the Off-Campus Education and Training Supervision Department responded to reporters’ questions on relevant issues and said that the “Administrative Measures” clearly requires that competitions and the results of competitions should not be used as the basis for enrollment in primary and secondary schools, and resolutely avoid the aggravation of bad competition due to competitions.

  Below is the full text of the Q&A:

  What is the main background of the revision of the Administrative Measures?

  A: In September 2018, the Ministry of Education formulated and issued the "Administrative Measures for National Competitions for Primary and Middle School Students (Trial)", which set standard requirements for competitions for primary and middle school students.

Since the implementation of the "Administrative Measures for National Competitions for Primary and Secondary School Students (Trial)", the Ministry of Education has published the list of competitions that have passed the review for three consecutive years, canceled various competitions in the preschool education stage and subject competitions in the compulsory education stage, and greatly reduced the number of competitions. The number of competitions has been greatly reduced, the interest chain linking competition and training has been basically cut off, the chaos of competition has been effectively curbed, the training fever brought by competition has been gradually alleviated, and the excessive extracurricular burden of students caused by competition has been comprehensively reduced.

  According to the work experience in the past three years, in the process of competition management, there are still problems such as illegally holding competitions outside the list, charging fees or disguised fees, irregular awarding process, and international competitions held in China urgently need to be included in management.

In accordance with the "Opinions on Further Reducing the Burden of Students' Homework and Off-campus Training in Compulsory Education" issued by the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the General Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Education, together with relevant departments, has made a The Measures for the Administration of Sexual Contests (for Trial Implementation) have been revised and improved to better meet the actual needs of current competition management.

  Why is the "Administrative Measures" jointly issued by the Ministry of Education, the Central Editorial Office, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the State Administration for Market Regulation?

  Answer: According to the requirements of the "Administrative Measures", the organizer of the competition should be an official organization registered with the Central Office and the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Therefore, it is necessary to verify the qualifications, operation status, and bad records of each organizer. Behaviors are investigated and punished in accordance with laws and regulations.

In addition, some companies conduct competitions in violation of regulations or have a tendency to make profits when participating in undertakings, which are prone to violations and require market supervision departments to strengthen their supervision.

To this end, the "Administrative Measures" extensively solicited opinions from all parties during the revision process, and finally decided to jointly issue the four departments, so as to better divide labor and cooperate, and manage the competition.

  What optimizations and adjustments have been made in the "Administrative Measures" in the identification process?

  A: On the one hand, the reporting interval has been adjusted.

In view of the fact that the competition management system has been relatively mature in the past three years, the "Administrative Measures" adjusts the original "once a year" competition declaration, acceptance and review cycle to "every three years" in order to better stabilize social expectations.

But at the same time, it is required that no more than once a year be held.

On the other hand, strengthen qualification audit.

The "Administrative Measures" clearly states that the central editorial office is responsible for confirming the registration of the sponsor as a public institution, and the professional organization entrusted by the Ministry of Education is responsible for inquiring and confirming the registration of the sponsor as a social organization with the Ministry of Civil Affairs to ensure competition activities. The organizer has corresponding qualifications to improve the professionalism and authority of the organizer.

  What optimization adjustments have been made in the "Administrative Measures" in terms of competition organization requirements?

  A: First, clarify the main responsibility.

In order to prevent the organizer of the competition from subcontracting the competition layer by layer and shirk responsibility when there is a problem, the "Administrative Measures" stipulates that the organization (organizer) and the organizer are directly responsible for the implementation of the work of the competition, and no entrustment or authorization shall be carried out.

The second is to adhere to the "zero fee" principle.

In response to some competitions violating the "zero fee" regulations, charging various fees in a disguised form, conducting training in the name of competitions, and shifting costs, the "Administrative Measures" has added detailed requirements to prevent various disguised fees.

The third is to ensure strict procedures.

In response to the academic misconduct and unfairness in the awarding process of some competitions, the "Administrative Measures" require strict selection of experts, strengthen academic integrity, rigorously grading papers (evaluation and identification), and publicize results and appeal channels to ensure scientific competition awards. Sex, fairness, seriousness.

The fourth is to use strict results.

It is clearly required that the competition and the results of the competition shall not be used as the basis for enrollment in primary and secondary schools, and the organizer is required to indicate the statement of no basis on the certificate, and resolutely avoid the aggravation of bad competition due to the competition, thereby increasing the extracurricular burden of primary and secondary school students.

  What optimizations and adjustments have been made in the "Administrative Measures" to increase the efforts to investigate and punish violations?

  A: First, it is strictly forbidden to organize and participate in illegal competitions.

The "Administrative Measures" require that local education administrative departments at all levels, primary and secondary schools, various educational institutions and other institutions shall not organize or organize primary and secondary school students to participate in competitions that are not on the list, and shall not provide venues, funds and other conditions for illegal competitions.

The second is to clarify the responsibilities of the department.

The Ministry of Education, the Central Editorial Office, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and the State Administration for Market Regulation and other departments have newly added the division of responsibilities in investigating and punishing illegal competitions, focusing on building a working mechanism of close linkage and efficient interaction, increasing investigation and punishment, and effectively controlling violations. .

The third is to implement territorial responsibility.

The "Administrative Measures" require local education administrative departments at all levels to strengthen territorial management, and work with relevant departments to seriously investigate and punish illegal competitions.

  What are the requirements for regulating international competitions in the "Administrative Measures"?

  A: While domestic competitions are becoming more and more standardized, some international competitions held in China have problems such as uneven quality, charging fees, and unfair awards, which have been strongly reflected by the people.

In order to realize the synchronous and standardized management of international and domestic competitions, the "Administrative Measures" include international competitions in the management scope, and require that international competitions held by Chinese institutions as sponsors shall be implemented in accordance with these Measures; when overseas international competitions are held in China, they shall be It shall be co-organized or undertaken by a Chinese institution that complies with the provisions of Article 5 of these Measures, and shall be implemented with reference to these Measures.

  What complaints and reporting channels are there for illegal competition activities?

  A: The Ministry of Education has set up a special hotline for reporting complaints (010-66092315, 66093315), and at the same time requires the local education administrative departments at all levels to publish the hotline for complaints and reports, so as to widely accept social supervision.

The Ministry of Education will work with relevant departments to strengthen the supervision and inspection of competition activities through various methods such as investigations, inspections, and unannounced visits. Those held in violation of regulations will be severely dealt with, and the relevant handling will be announced to the public through the official channels of the Ministry of Education in a timely manner.

We welcome feedback from parents and people from all walks of life.

  When will the 2022 competition declaration start?

  A: According to the "Notice of the General Office of the Ministry of Education on Announcement of National Competitions for Primary and Secondary School Students in the 2021-2022 School Year", the national competition for primary and secondary school students in the 2021-2022 school year will be held before August 2022 in principle.

In order to make a good connection, the application for the 2022 competition will start in May this year. Please pay attention to the official website of the Chinese Society of Education (www.cse.edu.cn) for relevant notices. The list of approved competitions will be published in the Ministry of Education before the end of August. Official website announced.

At the same time, according to the "Administrative Measures", starting from this year, the list of competition activities will be dynamically adjusted every three years. The competition activities agreed to be held are valid for three years in principle. During this period, they shall not be held more than once a year, that is, they will pass the review in 2022. In principle, the competition can be held once a year for 3 years after the list is announced.

After the 2022 filing closes, the next filing will take place in 2025.

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