Rural 'Mini School' in N China Enrolls Just 2 Students

October 8, 2018
Editor: Tie Ling
Cui Fangying gives a lesson. [Xinhua]


Rural teacher Cui Fangying has been praised for working at a remote rural school with only two pupils in north China's Hebei Province.

Cui Fangying is the only teacher at the Jian'ao Primary School, situated in the Taihang Mountains in the city of Shahe.

According to statistics from Shahe Education Department, there are 45 so-called "mini schools" in remote villages in the area, each with less than 15 teaching staff and students.

Cui teaches two second-grade students, Guo Weining and Zhu Xulei, instructing them in all of their courses.

Enrollment at Jian'ao primary school, which has a history of over 50 years, has been on the decrease year by year.

In recent times, with the increase of local migrant workers, more rural parents would choose to send their children to schools in cities.


Cui (R) talks to her student, Zhu Xulei. [Xinhua]
Cui (R) tutors Guo Weining. [Xinhua]

(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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