Jiangsu Education Department

updated on: 2008-05-26  source:

   Major Functions

  (1)   To implement the Party and national guidelines and policies, and

  enforce national laws and regulations related to educational affairs; to study and draw up the drafts of local laws and regulations on educational affairs, and organize the implementation of relevant laws and regulations.

  (2)   To study the educational development strategy of the province, and

  make overall plans and coordinate to guide the reforms of educational systems and running systems of the province; to study and draw up the development layouts and annual plans of the educational cause of the province, and guide, coordinate and organize for implementation of them.

  (3)   To carry out overall administration of the educational expenses of this

  department; to draw up policies and regulations relevant to the collection of educational expenses, educational appropriation, educational charges and educational infrastructure investment; to administer the overseas aids to this province’s education and education loans; to organize and coordinate the audit supervision work of education charges of the school under direct jurisdiction of department.

  (4)   To administer the elementary education, higher education, vocational

  education, adult education, society-running schools and illiteracy elimination, to guide and coordinate educational work of municipalities, counties and relevant provincial departments, to take responsibility for educational supervision, evaluation and inspection.

  (5)   To examine and verify the setting up, alteration of names,

  cancellation and readjustment of institutions of higher learning or secondary professional schools under jurisdiction of the province; to study and draw up the criteria for running different kinds of schools including pre-education, primary and secondary education; to organize the examination and approval of the provincial compiled teaching materials for primary and secondary schools.

  To take responsibility for the party building work of institutions of higher learning under jurisdiction of ministries and commissions and institutions of higher learning and technical secondary schools under the jurisdiction of the province, to direct the party building work of institutions of higher learning under jurisdiction of municipalities, and to research key problems occurred during the party building work of other kinds of schools, and point out instructional suggestions; to be responsible for the administration of principals of technical secondary schools under jurisdiction of the department.

  To be responsible for the political thought work of institutions of higher learning under jurisdiction of ministries and commissions and institutions of higher learning and technical secondary schools under the jurisdiction of the province, to direct the political thought work of institutions of higher learning under jurisdiction of municipalities; to plan and direct the construction of spiritual civilization in institutions of higher learning; to direct the united front work in institutions of higher learning; to do well the stability work of schools.

  (6)   To coordinate Provincial Discipline Inspection Committee to do well

  the party discipline inspection and supervision of institutions of higher learning under jurisdiction of ministries and commissions and institutions of higher learning and technical secondary schools under the jurisdiction of the province; to direct the party discipline inspection and supervision of other kinds of schools.

  (7)   To plan and direct educational and teaching reforms of all kinds of

  schools at different levels, and guide moral education, physical and healthy education, aesthetic education and national defense education.

  (8)   To take major responsibility for the construction work of teachers,

  and organize the implementation of the work of identification of teachers’ qualification of all levels and kinds; to study and bring out the suggestions of institutional setting up and personnel-post standard of schools of all levels and kinds; to plan and direct the construction work of the ranks of teachers and administrative cadres of all levels and all kinds in an overall way; to direct the personnel system reform of education.

  (9)   To take responsibility for the administration of self-learning

  examination of higher education and other relevant educational examinations of the province.

  (10) To take major responsibility for the recruiting work of higher

  education and technical secondary education of the province; to draw up the recruiting plans of higher education and technical secondary education; to be responsible for the management of student status of all kinds of higher education and technical secondary education under the jurisdiction of the province with academic record; to put under centralized management of the employment system reform of senior and secondary professional graduates, draw up employment policies for senior and secondary professional graduates, and organize for implementation of the work assignation after graduation of senior and secondary professional graduates.

  (11) To plan the research work of natural science, philosophy and

  social science in the education system; to direct and implement the scientific innovation and the spreading work of scientific and research achievements made by the institutions of higher learning, and push forward the combination of “production, study, research”; to organize the institutions of higher learning to undertake the national and provincial important research project, scientific tackle-key-problem projects and direct implementation; to direct the construction of key science and key labs at national and provincial level of institutions of higher learning.

  (12) To take comprehensive administration and direction of bachelor,

  postgraduate and doctorate degree of institutions of higher learning.

  (13) To take comprehensive administration and direction of the spoken

  and written language work of the province; to direct the language normalization construction of the province, supervise and inspect the application of the spoken and written language; to be responsible for the spreading the level examination of mandarin.

  (14) To put under centralized management the external exchanges of

  the education setup; to be responsible for the provincial management work of students studying abroad, foreign students studying in Jiangsu, and the educational exchange work with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions.

  (15) To plan and direct comprehensively the work of school-run

  industries, to direct the reform of logistic work of school; to coordinate and direct the work of school safety.

  (16) To undertake other matters assigned by the CPC Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government.

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