Youngsters of China’s frontline medical staff battling the lethal coronavirus shall be awarded additional examination factors when making use of for colleges and better schooling, native officers stated Tuesday.
Docs and nurses in Hubei province — the place the outbreak originated and which has reported nearly all of deaths — have been lionized on-line and by state media.
China’s education system locations a significant emphasis on exams, and even youthful kids face excessive competitors to get into high colleges that oldsters imagine will elevate their possibilities of moving into an excellent college.
The measures will “additional take care of the province’s frontline medical workers” and encourage them to be extra “resolute” of their battle to comprise the virus, the province stated in an announcement.
Youngsters of medical staff making use of for highschool this yr can obtain an extra 10 factors of their entrance exams, whereas youthful kids shall be prioritised for admission at public kindergartens, in keeping with officers.
Though hundreds of thousands expressed their grief on-line when whistleblowing physician Li Wenliang died — with different medical staff’ deaths equally mourned on a smaller scale — Chinese language social media customers complained it was unfair to reward solely medical workers in Hubei.
“Bonus factors are already unfair, however solely providing it to Hubei workers makes it much more unfair to different provinces as a result of all of them went there to assist,” one person on the Twitter-like Weibo platform wrote.
Greater than 32,000 medical staff from elsewhere in China have been despatched to the province as reinforcement, Hubei’s authorities stated at a press convention Tuesday.
Others argued the youngsters themselves have been undeserving of the reward.
“It’s not applicable for the kid to learn from their father or mother’s devotion,” one person wrote.
“This is able to result in schooling unfairness.”
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