Corresponding to the above functions, the Education Department of Guangdong Province (the Education Working Committee of Guangdong Provincial Party Committee) have established 18 internal departments.
(1) General Office (Office for Guangdong Provincial Language Affairs Committee)
Being responsible for such daily administrative work as document processing, committee affairs, confidential work, archives keeping, financial affairs, asset management; undertaking such work as collecting information, maintaining secrecy, answering petition letters, conducting press publicity, and making government affairs public; giving directions to the archives keeping and secrecy maintaining in universities; giving directions to the drawing up of language planning and implementation in universities; giving directions to the promotion of Putonghua and administering Putonghua training and testing; giving directions to the standardization of the use of language; undertaking the specific tasks assigned by Guangdong Provincial Language Affairs Committee.
(2) Policy and Regulation Division
Giving directions to the research into and pilot study of education management system, school operating system, and internal management system of the school; researching education reform and development strategy and investigating major issues with reference to relevant policies; drawing up local laws and regulations, and draft regulations; undertaking the construction of legal system in the education sector and the administrative work in accordance with the law; handling administrative reexaminations and administrative complaints; conducting overall management of private education and comprehensive coordination.
(3) Development and Planning Division
Mapping out the development plan and the annual plan of education in the whole province; planning and guiding the overall layouts of all schools or universities and the management system reform of universities; making arrangements for verifying the setting-up, the cancellation, the renaming and the adjustment of universities and certain province-affiliated secondary vocational and technical schools; examining and carrying out jointly with certain departments the enrollment plan of universities; undertaking the continuing education of institutions of higher education and the filing of off-campus institutions of modern distance education; collecting statistic data and conducting analysis and distribution of the basic information in the education sector of the whole province.
(4) Capital Construction and Account Department
Guiding and supervising the capital construction and the financial management of the schools or universities; conducting the overall management of the educational expenditure at the province level; drawing up policies jointly with certain departments on raising educational expenditure, education allocations, educational capital construction investment and education fees; supervising and gathering statistics of, educational expenditure input and its performance; undertaking the approval of educational projects sponsored by international financial institutions and loans from foreign governments, and the financial management.
(5) Elementary Education Division
Assuming the management of compulsory education and pre-school education; giving directions to the special education and ethnic education (including Tibet class and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region class during the elementary education period;); giving directions to the school system of compulsory education, pre-school education and special education, to the course construction and to the teaching plan; making arrangement for approving elementary education textbooks and reference books for teaching and other materials.
(6) Senior High School and Secondary Vocational School Education Division
Undertaking the management and coordination of general high school education and secondary vocational and technical education; giving directions to adults’ technical and cultural education, community education, staff education and farmers’ cultural and technical education; giving directions to the reform of the school system during senior high school period, the construction of specialty, courses and teaching materials, and the management of students’ status at school; undertaking the overall enrollment coordination of senior high school period of the whole province; giving directions to the employment of graduates from secondary vocational schools; giving directions to the evaluation of the quality of education during the senior high school period; giving directions to the social and cultural education.
(7) Division of Higher Education
Undertaking the management of teaching in universities; giving directions to the specialty construction, the course construction, and the reform in universities; giving directions to the evaluation of higher education; undertaking the macro-management of students’ statuses at universities and the management of academic certificates; drawing up instructive teaching documents; giving directions to the teaching experiments and teaching practice, education technology, course construction, library and information, and document supporting.
(8) Ideological and Political Education Division (Department of Students’ Affairs Management)
Giving directions to the ideological and political education of university teachers and students and the moral education of secondary vocational and technical schools and middle and primary schools; giving directions to the ideological and political theory courses and the team foundation of instructors at universities; giving directions to the publicity affairs of the school and the construction of campus culture; giving directions to the promotion of ideological and ethical progress in the education sector; organizing the advanced study and training of backbones from universities in terms of teaching and scientific research of philosophy and social sciences; participating in drafting policies and planning of university students’ employment and entrepreneurial work ; giving directions to the fulfillment of formalities related to university students’ employment and business initiation before graduating from universities or becoming temporarily un-employed.
(9) Safety and Security Division
Giving directions to the security defense, the political defense, the comprehensive treatment and the maintenance of stability of all schools; dealing with the emergency of unexpected public events; giving directions to the investigation of unstable factors in universities; coordinating the disposal and the treatment of major security and stability events; giving directions to the security education and the prevention of committing crimes in universities; undertaking anti-heresy prevention control, publicity education and educational transformation in the education sector.
(10) Scientific Research Office (merged with Graduate Education Department, i.e., Academic Degrees Committee Office under Guangdong Province)
Planning, giving directions to and coordinate scientific research in the education sector; organizing the carrying out of scientific research projects and the construction of scientific research innovation platform; giving directions to the integration of production, education and research and the relevant scientific and technological industries; conducting the exchange of scientific and technological information and scientific research statistics; giving directions to the protection of the intellectual property in universities; undertaking the overall management of the academic degree and the graduate education of the whole province; organizing the drafting of reform and development plan of the academic degree and the graduate education of the whole province; undertaking “the 211 Project”, “the 985 Project” and the implementation and coordination of the key disciplines in universities; undertaking the specific tasks assigned by the Provincial Academic Degrees Committee.
(11) Physical Culture Hygiene and Arts Education Division
Giving directions to the Physical Culture, Hygiene and Health Education, Arts Education and National Defense Education; undertaking the organization and the management of the sports contests and arts contests of university students, middle school students and primary school pupils province wide; giving directions to the exchange of sports and arts education and the military training; giving directions to the capital construction, the scientific research, and the teaching research of sports, hygiene, arts and national defense education at school; giving directions to the work of the sports association of universities, middle schools and primary schools and participating in conducting teacher training of relevant specialty.
(12) Teaching Staff Management Division
Outlining, planning and giving directions to the teacher development of all schools; undertaking the overall planning and coordination of teacher training of all schools and giving directions to the teacher education; giving directions to the construction of teacher ethics; giving directions to the continuing education of teachers and the training of primary and middle school headmasters; giving directions to the teacher qualification confirmation; organizing and giving directions to the technical qualification appraisal of teachers of universities.
(13) Exchange and Cooperation Division (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office)
Conducting foreign exchange and cooperation of education; handling affairs related to the state-financed students studying abroad; coordinating and administering the affairs related to foreign students studying in Guangdong Province.
(14) Division of Personnel
Giving directions to the construction of the contingent of cadres in universities; drawing up and helping carry out the overall plan of university contingent of cadres; giving directions to the change of personnel upon completion of a term of office for university Party Committee members or administrative leading bodies; giving directions to the ideological and style construction of university leading bodies; undertaking the inspection and the examination of university leaders and proposing the adjustment and the appointment and dismissal of university leaders; giving directions to the construction of university-level reserve cadres; being responsible for the training of university cadres.
(15) Organization Division
Giving directions to the Party construction in universities; drafting and implementing the overall plan the Party construction in universities; giving directions to the construction of grassroots Party organizations in universities; giving directions to the Party member education, management and development in universities; giving directions to the construction of leading bodies in private universities or colleges; conducting the statistics of Party members in universities and the management of Party membership dues; giving directions to the united front of universities.
(16) Personnel Division (with Office of Committee of the Communist Party of China)
Being responsible for the administrative organs and giving directions to the personnel management, the size of administrative organs and the labor and wages of institutions directly under the administration of the Province; giving directions to the reform of personnel system in the education sector and to the training of administrative cadres in education; coordinating the management of talents in the field of education; being responsible for the administrative organs and giving directions to the Party and mass affairs work of the units directly under the administration of the Province.
(17) Division of Service for Retirees
Being responsible for the administrative organs and giving directions to the service of retirees directly under the administration of the Province.
(18) Education Supervision Office (Education Supervision Office of Guangdong People’s Government)
Drawing up the rules and regulations and the index system of education supervision and evaluation; inspecting the implementation of educational laws and regulations and policies in the whole province; supervising the fulfillment of educational responsibilities in all localities and functional departments concerned; supervising and inspecting the consolidation of the work of both basically popularizing the nine-year compulsory education and basically wiping out illiteracy among the young and the adults, and the balanced development of educational modernization and compulsory education; supervising and inspecting the education of secondary schools; undertaking certain educational law enforcement; taking charge of the specific tasks of the educational supervision office of the Provincial People’s Government.
Supervisory Attaches’ Office Accredited in the Department of Education by Guangdong Provincial Education Discipline Supervision Working Committee of CPC and by Guangdong Provincial Supervision Department.
In accordance with The Notice on the Distribution of ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE MANAGEMENT OF DISCIPLINE AND SUPERVISION ORGANIZATIONS ACCREDITED BY GUANGDONG PROVINCIAL DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE AND GUANGDONG PROVINCIAL SUPERVISION DEPARTMENT (Issued by Guangdong Discipline Committee, No. 7, 2001), the Supervisory Attaches’ Office Accredited in the Department of Education by Guangdong Provincial Education Discipline Supervision Working Committee of CPC and by Supervision Department of Guangdong Province is the constituent part of Guangdong Provincial Discipline Committee and Guangdong Provincial Supervision Department. It is under the leadership of both Guangdong Provincial Discipline Committee and Guangdong Provincial Supervision Department and Guangdong Education Working Committee of CPC with Guangdong Provincial Discipline Committee and Guangdong Provincial Supervision Department playing the leading role in inspection and supervision. The work covers: being responsible for the inspection and supervision of the stationed work units and the directly reporting units, and taking the leading role in the inspection and supervision of the universities in Guangzhou which are subordinate to the Central Government Ministries or Committees and to Guangdong Province; giving directions to the inspection and supervision of the universities which belong to Guangdong educational system and whose Party relations are kept in their respective cities; examining the implementation of the Party’s guidelines and policies by various Party organizations in universities and educational system; conducting the discipline supervision of the Party Committees and the Party membership cadres in universities; coordinating with Guangdong Provincial Education Working Committee and Guangdong Provincial Education Department to conduct the education of Party style and Party discipline, and to combat corruption and to promote an honest and clean environment in the management units; presenting the deliberation opinions to the trial of illegal cases of Party membership cadres in schools under the Provincial administration, and examining and approving the decision of the penalty to the department-level cadres who have violated the discipline; undertaking the other work assigned by Guangdong Provincial Discipline Committee and Guangdong Inspection Department.