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Beijing closes 24 primary schools for migrant workers' children

08-18-2011 19:59 BJT

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Twenty four primary schools teaching the children of migrant workers' living in Beijing have been closed by the local education authorities. Officials guarantee that all children previously attending those schools will be transferred to other establishments to continue their studies.

Feng Yukun can still recognize his classroom in what is left of his school. Here, in the suburbs of Beijing, the ruins are quickly disappearing under overgrown grass.

He is a little surprised that the school disappeared so quickly.

Feng Yukun, School Pupil, said, "We left school in June, I came back once last month, it was still there. Now, everything is gone."

Yukun's parents are migrant workers from Henan Province. Their small bedroom also serves as a makeshift workshop for his father who is a locksmith. The family's income is about 5 thousand yuan per month, or 8 hundred dollars.

 

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Twenty four primary schools teaching the children of migrant workers' living in Beijing have been closed by the local education authorities. Officials guarantee that all children previously attending those schools will be transferred to other establishments to continue their studies.

Feng Wushun, Feng Yukun's Father, said, "It's not easy to make a living in Beijing. But our biggest concern is the boy's education. The new school asks to see many documents. Many of my folks are still struggling to get the documents together. Otherwise the children are not allowed to attend public school."

Fortunately, the summer vacation has given parents some extra time to gather all the required papers.

The Beijing Education Committee has announced a policy to help all children find alternative schools near their home. The committee said they have also prepared plenty of vacancies for those still studying in schools which will soon be closed.

Twenty four primary schools teaching the children of migrant workers' living in Beijing have been closed by the local education authorities. Officials guarantee that all children previously attending those schools will be transferred to other establishments to continue their studies.

"My son will be transferred to another school next term. But I don't know what will happen next. " Feng Wushun said.

The new school is not far from the house they rent. The father is happy with that because they don't have to walk their son to school.

Twenty four primary schools teaching the children of migrant workers' living in Beijing have been closed by the local education authorities. Officials guarantee that all children previously attending those schools will be transferred to other establishments to continue their studies.

Twenty four primary schools teaching the children of migrant workers' living in Beijing have been closed by the local education authorities. Officials guarantee that all children previously attending those schools will be transferred to other establishments to continue their studies.

Twenty four primary schools teaching the children of migrant workers' living in Beijing have been closed by the local education authorities. Officials guarantee that all children previously attending those schools will be transferred to other establishments to continue their studies.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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