Universities told to reduce class sizes for political theory courses

Updated 2018-04-27 11:39:06

Universities in the country should reduce the size of ideological and political theory courses in order to better promote political ideology among students.

Colleges in China should restrict ideological and political theory courses to a maximum of 100 students, according to a notice released by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Thursday.

Ideological and political theory courses should not be arranged for nights or weekends, and teachers should not have an over-concentration of classes during the week.

The notice requires universities to give more weight to ideological and political theory courses, thus improving their quality and giving students an affinity for the courses. Universities should "make those ideologies and theories enter students' ears."

Officials in universities were asked to take political responsibility for implementing ideological and political theory courses.

The Party secretary, principal and division leader of a university should attend all compulsory ideological and political theory courses at least once each semester.

Universities should also ensure a ratio of one full-time teacher for 35 students for ideological and political theory courses.

Zhuang Deshui, deputy director of the Research Center for Government Integrity-Building at Peking University, told the Global Times that ideological work has faced challenges since multiple thoughts and trends are popular in colleges nowadays, adding that some students do not believe in Marxism and some teachers have made improper remarks in classes.

Zhuang noted that the spread of incorrect ideological theories in universities could affect their direction and future development, leading to a lack of social belief threatening the ruling foundation of the CPC.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58May 26 2018 10:17:19

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16May 26 2018 10:17:19

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18May 26 2018 10:17:19

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords