Online Private Tutors Banned in China

China announced on Wednesday, September 8, that private tutors who conducted online classes in houses, hotels, or coffee shops, are banned to make sure that tutoring for profit is completely stopped. 

Reuters reported that Chinese authorities prohibited payment-based tutoring in an effort to reduce child care costs and relieve the pressure on children and parents.

The Ministry of Education said in a statement, “In some places, subject tutoring has moved ‘underground’ or put on a different ‘vest’ to evade the regulations. This has impacted the policy’s implementation.”

The statement further said that off-campus tutoring venues should let professional teachers conduct sessions in registered locations. 

The ministry said that the following practices circumvent the rules: housekeeping services, live-in tutors, tutoring via instant messaging or video conferences, and summer camps or study tours. 

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