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China restricts for-profit schools
From September 2017 for-profit international schools for six-to-fifteen year-olds will be prohibited from operating in China, according to new government regulations. Not-for-profit partnerships will be able to continue to enrol this age group but their fees will be capped.
The International School Consultancy (ISC) Research group reported that the new regulations, which surfaced in November, will mean that even non-profit schools, which can continue to operate, will have to incorporate the Chinese national curriculum in their programme and prepare students for China’s national pre-high school exam, the Zhong Kao. Students over sixteen will not be required to cover the local syllabus and will be able to enrol in any international schools, including those run for profit.
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