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China releases new syllabus for military courses in universities

Updated: Apr 13,2019 10:39 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have issued a revised syllabus for military theory and training courses in universities, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE) on April 12.

The document, which was jointly released by the MOE and the national defense mobilization department under the Central Military Commission, asked colleges to add military courses into their training and teaching programs, set specific credit for such courses, and record performance results into students’ archives.

Military courses are compulsory for college students, it said, adding that the courses should be included into the national education supervision system and inspection on the development of such courses should be conducted on a regular basis.

The new syllabus adds courses on defense skills and protection training in wartime in addition to previous courses, such as military technologies and war information.

The revision was made to remove outdated training projects and improve the training quality monitoring system amid the country’s deepened education reform, said an official with the MOE.

The establishment of such courses is helpful for raising college students’ awareness of national defense and improving their all-round quality, the official said.

Chinese authorities rolled out a syllabus for military courses at colleges in 2006.

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