A group of Chinese primary school students who were tasked with supervising a civil service test proved their worth by catching 25 exam cheats. Difficult to see how this could be considered an ideal part of a child’s education, but possibly circumstances are very different.
The Lanzhou Morning News reported the 18 students in northwest China’s Gansu Province uncovered the cheats while administering the test to 265 candidates for positions as judges, prosecutors and police officers.
The students were brought in by the Liangzhou district government to supervise the test to ensure "openness and transparency," the paper said.
China Digital Times reported other supervisors included officials and middle-school teachers, but added that the pupils were solely responsible for catching the cheaters. What that does to their eventual attitudes towards authority is interesting to ponder.
Note the illustration is totally misleading. Finding a suitable one was a devil of a task. This picture is, ironically, of students looking at the posters for railway safety at a primary school in Hougang Town of Leping City, east China’s Jiangxi Province. Police officers of Leping Railway Station were there to promote railway safety.