Teach­ers could face pun­ish­ment for gifts

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Teach­ers in Shang­hai who have ac­cepted gifts or cash from stu­dents or their par­ents will be dis­qual­i­fied from ap­ply­ing for pro­fes­sional ti­tles that con­fer higher rank and more pay, the mu­nic­i­pal ed­u­ca­tion com­mis­sion an­nounced.

The ac­tion seeks to fur­ther curb gift-giv­ing by par­ents seek­ing more op­por­tu­ni­ties or in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion for their chil­dren. The school dis­trict pre­vi­ously barred teach­ers from ac­cept­ing gifts or other perks.

Be­fore the school se­mes­ter be­gan ear­lier this month, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion re­leased guide­lines that banned teach­ers from ask­ing for or ac­cept­ing gifts, vouch­ers, pre­paid cards and cash from stu­dents and their par­ents.

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