China to crack down on arbitrary school charges

Updated: 2013-07-24 23:33


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BEIJING - China will crack down on arbitrary charges relating to school admissions, according to a Ministry of Education (MOE) guideline on Wednesday.

The guideline bans local governments, institutions and schools to charge for school admissions under any circumstance.

It also forbids colleges to carry out illegal recruitment and says that false reporting, embezzlement and misappropriation of educational funds will be severely punished.

The guideline was jointly released by the education and finance ministries, the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Audit Office and the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.