China’s top science and technology students prepare for the 2020 Olympics
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China’s government is preparing for the world’s biggest sporting event in 2020 with a preparatory mathematics curriculum for students who have already enrolled in preparatory courses for university entrance exams.
The National Education and Science Commission (NESC) is looking at the preparation of preparatory classes for students in two disciplines in 2020, physics and chemistry, to prepare for events such as the Olympics and the World Cup.
The plan has been announced by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in a circular issued late on Tuesday, the first public announcement in more than a year.
Nations are not allowed to publicly release their preparatory education plans before the end of 2020.
China’s NESC will consider a number of options for preparing students for the Olympics, including using the preparatory lessons from the 2020 Olympic Games, and the National Olympic Committee’s (NOC) Olympic Preparation and Selection Committee.
The preparatory math course would be aimed at students who are already enrolled at university, but who have not yet been awarded a university entrance examination.
“We want to prepare students who already have completed the preparative mathematics course to participate in the Olympics in 2020.
The preparation is already done, but there are a lot of students in the country who are not yet qualified for this,” NESc vice chairman Xu Yingqiang told the Global Times newspaper on Wednesday.
The NOC has previously said that the Olympic Preparations and Selection Council would prepare all candidates who are currently eligible to participate at the Olympics.
It was not immediately clear if the NESCs planned preparatory maths courses would be open to all students, or if it would be tailored to the students who will have already taken the pre-university maths course.
In recent years, China has been investing heavily in science and science education, with a new initiative, the National Science and Technology Training Commission (NTTC), that aims to improve science and tech literacy.
China’s government is preparing for the world’s biggest sporting event in 2020 with a preparatory mathematics curriculum for students who…