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Ministry bans teachers from accepting gifts

By AN BAIJIE ( Updated: 2014-07-15 14:43

Teachers are not permitted to accept gifts or money from their students, according to a clean-governance regulation issued by the Ministry of Education on Monday.

The regulation forbids teachers from attending banquets or entertainment, such as sightseeing tours, paid for by students, and also bans teachers from promoting books, newspapers or insurance to their students.

The rules are aimed to fight corruption in schools and ensure equity among all students, according to the regulation.

Those who break the rules will be strictly punished, the regulation said.

The ministry has publicized two telephone numbers to which whistle-blowers can report suspected violations of the rules.

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