What is the intention of the education sector to set rules and draw a red line for national competitions? What impact will this move have on primary and secondary school students and parents? Xiaoxiang Morning Post invited educational experts to analyze and interpret it.
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The Ministry of Education recently issued the Notice on Publishing the National Competition Activities for Primary and Secondary School Students in 2019, formally identifying 29 national competitions of science and technology innovation, discipline, art and sports. Educational administrative departments at all levels should intensify the investigation and punishment of irregularities in organizing competitions. Apart from the announced competitions and the competitions organized by the Ministry of Education according to the requirements of education and teaching, other so-called national competitions, including those held through the network, are irregularities and may not be implemented in any region.
On April 13, Ouyang Wenbang, chief expert of Hunan Qishan Shangxing Career Planning Center, told Xiaoxiang Morning News that in the past, there had been too many competitions, resulting in numerous Shanzhai awards and pheasant awards, even affecting the fairness and fairness of self-enrollment, which brought huge burdens to children and parents.
Events are hot and cold
Parents can make reasonable growth plans
According to the list published by the education department, the activities can be divided into scientific and technological innovation, discipline, art and sports. Ouyang Wenbang noted that among the 29 competitions, there are not only five major disciplines competitions, the National Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition sponsored by the Chinese Association of Science and Technology, the Chinese Youth Robot Competition and other mainstream competitions, but also relatively cold-blooded competitions such as the National Knowledge Competition on Earthquake Prevention and Disaster Mitigation, the National Youth Science and Image Competition and the Silk Road National Youth International Photography Competition. This shows that the training and evaluation mechanism of talents is becoming more and more diversified. Parents can make reasonable plans for further education and growth according to their childrens interests and specialties. He believes that the education sector can also adopt a certain policy of support for some relatively unpopular events, so that children with different specialties can stand out.
Award flooding happens from time to time
Cleaning up is conducive to fair enrollment
Many parents and schools regard studentswinning certain awards as the standard of comprehensive quality evaluation, which is a double-edged sword. Ouyang Wenbang said that, on the one hand, the results of various competitions are a full affirmation of the childrens talents. Some regular competitions, such as the Olympic Games and other golden disciplines competitions, have indeed selected many talents who can represent the highest level of Chinese disciplines. On the other hand, as awards become the baton of entrance to higher education, some parents and institutions began to join the ranks of buying and selling awards, and water flooding of awards happened from time to time. This not only increases the burden of parents, but also is not conducive to the growth of children.
Ouyang Wenbang introduced that before, in the process of self-enrollment in a province, some training institutions had flagrantly claimed that they could spend money to buy papers for awards to ensure that they passed the preliminary examination of self-enrollment. The Education Department dealt with the counterfeit students in time, but obviously it was only a remedy. The Ministry of Education has a fundamental intention to clean up all kinds of competitions. In recent years, the media have often exposed the problem of academic fraud in Colleges and universities, which can be said to bethree feet frozen, not a days cold. The root of the problem lies in the middle school or even earlier period. Ouyang Wenbang said that it is of great significance for the education sector to clean up these competitions and support regular competitions in order to maintain social fairness and justice, as well as for the evaluation of childrens academic expertise and comprehensive quality.
Three competitions were cancelled
The official list published this time is three fewer than the previous public list. Relevant officials of the Ministry of Education said that after investigation, it was found that the sponsors of the 14th National Senior High School StudentsInnovative Composition Competition, the KFC Triple Basketball Competition and the NEPCSS Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students, which were sponsored by the Chinese Writing Society, had violated the rules and regulations of the sponsors. The three contest activities mentioned above were cancelled because the main responsibility of contest management was not fulfilled properly and the organizers annual inspection was not up to standard, which was not in conformity with the relevant provisions of the management measures.
List of National Competition Activities for Primary and Secondary School Students
Science and Technology Innovation
National Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition
China Youth Robot Competition
National Youth Creative Programming and Intelligent Design Competition
Children Create the Future National Challenge Competition of Artificial Intelligence Innovation for Teenagers
National Youth Electronic Information Intelligence Innovation Competition
National Primary and Secondary School Information Technology Innovation and Practice Competition
National Primary and Secondary School Students Creation Competition
Youth Science Survey Experience Competition
Tomorrow Little Scientist Competition
National Youth Science Popularization Innovation Experiment and Works Competition
National Middle School Students Astronomical Knowledge Competition
National Knowledge Competition on Earthquake Prevention and Disaster Mitigation
National Middle School Students Mathematics Olympic Competition
National Middle School Physics Olympics Competition
National Middle School Chemistry Olympic Competition
National Biology Olympic Competition for Middle School Students
National Middle School Students Informatics Olympic Competition
Writing Competition for Chinese Students in the World
National Science Fiction Composition Competition for Middle School Students
Ye Shengtao Cup National Middle School StudentsNew Composition Competition
High School Students Innovation Competition
Foreign Language Literacy Competition for Middle School Students in China
China Dailys 21st Century Cup National English Speech Contest
Hope Cup National Mathematics Invitational Competition
Doctor of the Earth and Environmental Star National Geographic Popular Science Competition
Art and Sports
National Primary and Secondary School Students Painting and Calligraphy Competition
Sino-Japanese Youth Calligraphy and Painting Friendship Exchange Competition
National Youth Science Image Competition
In addition, the Ministry of Education has notified that the administrative departments of education at all levels should increase their efforts to investigate and punish the violations of regulations in the International Photography Contest for teenagers in Silk Road Country. Apart from the published contest and the contest organized by the Ministry of Education according to the requirements of education and teaching, other so-called National contests, including the national contest held through the network, are not in line with the requirements of education and teaching. Regulations shall not be implemented in any area. Measures such as investigation and inspection, widespread acceptance of public reports and other measures should be taken to strengthen the supervision and management of competition organization. It is found that there are violations in the announced competition activities, such as expanding the scope of competition, forcing or inducing students to participate in competitions, charging fees, selling books or commodities, organizing relevant training, and linking competition results with the enrollment of primary and secondary school students. The relevant situation should be investigated and dealt with in a timely manner. Report the situation to the Ministry of Education. Source: Xiaoxiang Morning News Responsible Editor: Pan Qingqing_NBJS5830
Silk Road National Youth International Photography Competition
In addition, the Ministry of Education has notified that the administrative departments at all levels of education should intensify the investigation and punishment of irregularities in holding competitions. Apart from the announced competitions and the competitions organized by the Ministry of Education according to regulations according to the needs of education and teaching, other so-called national competitions, including the national competitions held through the network form, are irregularities and may not be implemented in any region. Measures such as investigation and inspection, widespread acceptance of public reports and other measures should be taken to strengthen the supervision and management of competition organization. It is found that there are violations in the announced competition activities, such as expanding the scope of competition, forcing or inducing students to participate in competitions, charging fees, selling books or commodities, organizing relevant training, and linking competition results with the enrollment of primary and secondary school students. The relevant situation should be investigated and dealt with in a timely manner. Report the situation to the Ministry of Education.