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2 high school students injured in stopping knife attack in Jiangxi

Liu Yanbing, a senior high school student in Yichun, Jiangxi province, is cared for by his parents at a local hospital ward. He was seriously injured on May 31 when he tried to fight a man who hacked bus passengers with a knife. Wu Zhonghao / Xinhua   Education authorities in Jiangxi province will organize a separate college entrance exam (or Gaokao) for two high school students who were injured while stopping a knife attack on a bus.   The students were unable to take the national college entrance exam, which started on Saturday, because they are still recovering

13,534 students to take college entrance exam in Xiamen this weekend

Signal shielding devices will be installed in testing venues in the city.   A total of 13,534 students in Xiamen have registered to attend the country's national college entrance examination, the world's largest, which kicks off today. The Ministry of Education has signed contracts with the higher education admission commissions of all provinces, regions and municipalities to ensure a fair and transparent national exam across the country. Such measures include installing monitoring cameras at every testing venue and the implementation of signal-shielding

More overseas universities accept China's gaokao scores

A student visits a booth for details on studying in France at an education fair in Beijing last year. [Photo by Lei Kesi / for China Daily]     International horizons have opened up for students sitting the national college entrance exam as an increasing number of overseas universities accept the exam's scores, according to educational analysts. Millions of Chinese students sit the exam, also known as gaokao, every year but only a select few enter the top domestic universities.    "The situation has changed as more foreign universities accept

Xiamen unveils measures to curb cheating during Gaokao

To fight against cheating ahead of the national college entrance exam, which starts on June 7, the education authorities in Xiamen, Fujian province will implement a security check that bans any goods containing metal, leading teachers to call on female students to wear bras that have no metal clasps.   Under the measures, which will include the use of a metal detector, any student who makes the detector beep will be rechecked until he or she is proved to be clear.   Teachers suggest female students should wear sports bars without a metal clasp and pants with elastic

Xiamen rolls out rigorous measures to fight cheating during Gaokao

To fight against cheating ahead of the national college entrance exam, which starts on June 7, the education authorities in Xiamen, Fujian province will implement a security check that bans any goods containing metal, leading teachers to call on female students to wear bras that have no metal clasps. Under the measures, which will include the use of a metal detector, any student who makes the detector beep will be rechecked until he or she is proved to be clear. Teachers suggest female students should wear sports bars without a metal clasp and pants with elastic waistbands instead

China to strengthen supervision during nat'l college entrance exam

China's education authorities on Monday pledged intensified efforts in fighting cheating and test fraud ahead of the upcoming national college entrance exam. The Ministry of Education warned that those found in violation of relevant rules and regulations throughout the entire exam process will receive harsh punishments. The ministry urged education authorities across the nation to strengthen supervision and prevent serious cases like the theft of exam papers during the printing and delivery phases. According to the statement, after alleged violations are

Possible corelation between Gaokao and divorces in China

Authorities are denying that the divorce rate in China increased quickly following the latest round of the annual national college entrance examinations, which ended on June 8. At the same time, they concede that some couples did decide to wait until after their child had taken the possibly life-altering tests to take steps to end their marriages. Chinese media recently reported that the divorce rates in cities such as Beijing and Nanjing increased quickly following the conclusion of the latest round of the national college entrance examinations. Many couples, they said,

Migrant workers' children to be eligible to sit Gaokao in Fujian from 2014

According to the new rules, students who aren't registered locally according to China's nationwide household registration or hukou system, but have completed 3 years of high school in Fujian, will be eligible to sit the gaokao in Fujian from 2014.   Fujian's Ministry of Education is introducing a new policy for students registered in other provinces sitting the university entrance exam (gaokao). According to the new rules, students who aren't registered locally according to China's nationwide household registration or hukou system, but have completed 3 years of

Hubei school gives students IV drips in class before national exam

Photo shows that students are given intravenous drips in class.   An investigation is underway after shocking images circulated on the Internet showing teenagers in a late night study session taking intravenous injections while studying for the National College Entrance Exam, Beijing Times reported Monday. More than 30 students, some sitting and continuing to study – others standing – were captured on film injected with intravenous drips of amino acid hanging from the classroom of Xiaogang No 1 High School in Xiaogang city, Central China's Hubei

Chengdu man Liang Shi, 44, makes 15th attempt to enter college

Liang Shi, 44, attends a class for pre-exam training in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, last week to prepare for the national college entrance examination. [Provided by Huaxi Metropolis Daily]   Onlookers can be forgiven for thinking that the whiskered middle-aged man walking into the exam room is a father of one of the test takers there. But rather than coming to support a child, he will be taking an exam himself. Tuesday will bring his 15th sitting for the gaokao, the national college entrance exam, in the past 28 years. This time he will take the exam together with

Uni entrance exam in China, 9.57m students to compete for 6.57m places

Students participate in the national college entrance exam in Guiyang No 6 Middle School in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, on June 7, 2010. [Xinhua]   BEIJING/SHANGHAI - No annoying drills. Stop the crane. Take a bus instead of driving your car - unless you are taking a student to the national College Entrance Exam.   There is no shortage of posters bearing such prohibitions around Beijing in the run-up to the two-day exam period, when high school graduates will compete for places at the country's universities.   During China's

9.57m students compete for 6.57m places in China's College Entrance Exam

Students participate in the national college entrance exam in Guiyang No 6 Middle School in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, on June 7, 2010.   No annoying drills. Stop the crane. Take a bus instead of driving your car - unless you are taking a student to the national College Entrance Exam. There is no shortage of posters bearing such prohibitions around Beijing in the run-up to the two-day exam period, when high school graduates will compete for places at the country's universities. During China's top test, which starts on Monday, the
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