Jiangsu's top 10 education highlights of 2017
10. School day made flexible in Nanjing
A flexible school day program was fully implemented at more than 350 primary schools in Nanjing since Feb 20, 2017.
As many parents fail to pick up their children from school after getting off work late, the scheme aims to solve this problem by delaying the students’ leaving time until 5 pm during the winter semester (from Nov 1 to March 31 the following year) and 6 pm for the other semester.
Nearly 50,000 students currently participated in the scheme, accounting for 15 percent of the total, higher than the previous survey thanks to the publicity of schools and the media, according to an official.
Nanjing, provincial capital of Jiangsu, implements a flexible school day program at more than 350 local primary schools starting on Feb 20, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]