The government campaign against Falun Dong was also evident within the education system in China. After Jiang banned Falun Gong in 1999 the minister of education at the time also created a campaign against Falun Gong in all of its academic institutions such as collages, Universities and even nursery schools. Students and teachers had to perform a pledge, which denounced the practice of Falun Gong. If any teachers did not do this they were fired or detained, if any students disagreed with the pledge they could not continue in the educational system. They would be expelled and sent to ‘transformation’ camps in order to change their thoughts on the matter. The Minister, Chen Zhili also spread the propaganda to other countries, donating aid to foreign institutions which contained anti-Falun Gong statements.