Ministries to curb myopia among teenagers


2nd August 2018

Ministries to curb myopia among teenagers

The Ministry of Education and National Health Commission have released a draft plan to include children’s short-sightedness in the government performance evaluation system and also make a number of requirements for schools and parents covering eye care.

The draft plan, now soliciting public suggestions, said indicators to gauge governance will include measures to prevent myopia among teenagers, the percentage of teenagers with myopia and physical health.

Local governments at all levels are forbidden from evaluating education administrative departments and schools only based on student test scores and school enrollment rates, according to the plan.


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