Initial Rollout to Cover Over 100,000 Teachers in 4,000 Schools
VANCOUVER, March 29 /PRNewswire/ - China Education Resources, Inc. ("CER") (TSXV: CHN) (OTCQX: CHNUF), a leading technology provider of online learning, training courses and tools for teachers, students and education professionals in China, announced today that it has received official authorization from the Liaoning provincial education officials to provide online teacher training and study programs in conjunction with the country's mandated continuing education credit program.
The Liaoning Province with over 43 million residents in 14 cities, covering 56,300 square miles, has 9,000 schools with 294, 961 teachers instructing 4.5 million students. The Provincial Education Commission selected five cities, representing approximately 104.490 teachers and 1.6 million students, to initially start the program in March. These five cities will each select 800 teachers, for a total 4,000 teachers, to participate in the initial program. The fee per teacher for the training program, which will be financed by the provincial and municipal governments, will be 200 RMB (US$30). The program will be administered using CER's School Platform and is an ongoing program requiring teachers to achieve continuing training credits during their careers.
Commenting on the provincial endorsement, Chengfeng Zhou, China Education Resources' CEO, said, "This is a milestone achievement for our company. The Liaoning Province offers an incredible opportunity for our company to participate in China's education initiative. We have built a powerful infrastructure to provide efficient and dynamic on-line training in support of the initiative. Our four-step growth plan has now been expanded to fourteen provinces throughout China. As our comprehensive training resource portal gains traction throughout the educational system, we anticipate achieving similar endorsements as we achieved in the Liaoning Province."
About China Education Resources
In collaboration with China's education administrators and experts, China Education Resources is helping to transform the curriculum of the world's largest educational system from memory based system to a creative thinking and interactive method. China Education Resources has created educational tools and curricula for China's entire kindergarten through twelfth grade system. Presently, China Education Resources has over 1 million kindergarten through 12th grade teachers registered through its Web portal.
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