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Bankrupt software school given new life

THE software training institute which closed suddenly last week due to financial problems will resume classes soon as the local education bureau has promised to help.

"We will not let students drop out of the school," said Gu Xiaopu, director of the Zhabei District Education Bureau.

The bureau will provide a new venue for the Weixun Tianda Software Training Institute after its rented classrooms in an office building were closed due to delayed payment of rent and utility bills.

Gu said the bureau is negotiating with the school, which has nearly 300 students, and its classes can resume as early as this week.

"We understand that many of its students are non-locals living in rented homes across the city. We will try to notify each of them of the school's reopening this week," Gu said.

The 13-year-old institute, however, blamed the bureau for its bankruptcy because the bureau refused to renew the school's license. Without the license, they couldn't enroll new students.

The bureau argued that they refused to renew its license because the school had confusing accounts and was deep in debt, which may affect students in the long run.

Gu said license renewal would be discussed later. Their priority now is to get students back to the classes.


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