Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

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Ministry of Education

教育部
Jiàoyùbù
Agency overview
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive Yuan Guiren, Minister of Education
Parent agency State Council
Child agencies National Office For Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOCFL)
China Scholarship Council
Website www.moe.edu.cn (English)

The Ministry of Education (MOE) of the Government of the People's Republic of China, formerly Ministry of Education, Central People's Government from 1949 to 1954, State Education Commission from 1985 to 1998, is headquartered in Beijing. It is the agency of the State Council which regulates all aspects of the educational system in mainland China. This includes compulsory basic education, vocational education and tertiary education.

The ministry certifies teachers, standardizes curriculum and textbooks, establishes standards and generally monitors the entire education system in an effort to "modernize China through education". It stresses technical education over more esoteric subjects.

After the restructure of the State Council in 1998, the State Education Commission became the Ministry of Education.

List of Education Minister[edit]

Name Took office Left office
Education Minister of the Central People's Government
1 Ma Xulun (马叙伦) October 1949 November 1952
Education Minister
2 Zhang Xiruo (张奚若) November 1952 February 1958
3 Yang Xiufeng February 1958 February 1964
4 Liu Jiping (刘季平) acting, February 1964 October 1964
5 He Wei (何伟) October 1964 June 1966
Vacant during the Cultural Revolution
6 Zhou Rongxin January 1975 April 1976
7 Liu Xiyao (刘西尧) January 1977 February 1979
8 Jiang Nanxiang (蒋南翔) February 1979 May 1982
9 He Dongchang (何东昌) May 1982 June 1985
Chairman of State Education Commission
10 Li Peng June 1985 April 1988
11 Li Tieying April 1988 March 1993
12 Zhu Kaixuan (朱开轩) March 1993 March 1998
Education Minister
13 Chen Zhili March 1998 March 2003
14 Zhou Ji March 2003 November 2009
15 Yuan Guiren November 2009 Incumbent

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