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China will choose chief teachers at primary and midd
le schools in rural areas in its central and western regions in a pilot pr
ogram to promote local education, according to a notice from the Ministry of Education on Tuesday.
Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces were included in the pilot program, a
nd each province will have five underdeveloped cities or prefectures to set chief teachers, according to the notice.
Chief teachers will be chosen from a pool of educators with impeccable credentials, excellent p
rofessional qualities, high educational levels and strong organizational coordination abilities.
According to the notice, chief teachers will be chosen through competitions openly, and
should focus on Chinese, math and English as their subjects. Their tenure will be three years in the pilot program.