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Teaching qualification proves popular

More than 30 people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan have registered for a Chinese mainland teaching qualification test, an official with the Shanghai Education Talent Exchange Center said yesterday.

In January the Ministry of Education announced the test was open to residents from the three regions who are living on the mainland. It is a must to be able to teach at primary and secondary schools on the Chinese mainland.

The exam includes a paper test on teaching theory and another part on practical skills. Only those who have passed the paper test will be able to take the practical test. Both tests are organized twice a year.

Besides the opening to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan residents, the exam is increasingly popular among mainlanders.

New policies require all educators, including those in online and offline training organizations, to have certificates, said Jiang Ming, director of the center.

“We estimate that more than 20,000 people will show up to the practical teaching skill test in May, while the number was around 16,000 last year,” he said.

“With the certificates, they can apply for jobs at local schools in future.”

Jiang said some athletes have also registered due to the increasing demand for sports teachers.

“Meanwhile, the government has been increasing financial support for education and increasing pay for teachers,” he said. “The job has become more attractive with stability plus regular, long vacations.

“It’s interesting that there are also a small number of parents who would like to acquire the teaching qualification to better help their children with study.”

A jobs fair for schools to hire teachers will be organized by the exchange center at Shanghai Polytechnic University on Saturday.

People will not only be able to talk to school heads and recruitment officials face to face, but also try simulated teaching qualification exams. The job seekers can also participate in an interactive activity to be interviewed by three to five top-level headmasters to win recommendation letters jointly signed by them.

A small program will be launched on WeChat for schools to release recruitment information and for applicants to connect with potential employers all year round.


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