Online school classes to cater for pandemic will remain
June 29, 2020
Shanghai’s educational authorities will continue video recording classes next semester to create a complete set of online classes for primary and secondary school students which will be available to the public for free.
The decision was announced on Sunday by Wang Ping, the new director of the Shanghai Education Commission.
According to Wang, the commission has organized more than 1,000 outstanding teachers from across the city to produce 5,000 online classes for students of Grade 1-12, covering all courses they are taught in school. They were broadcast on TV and the Internet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes were watched by about 1.5 million students not only in the city, but also around the country and the world.