Video cameras have been installed in almost 60,000 test centers around the country to prevent students cheating in the national college entrance examination, which are in progress at the moment.
Zhang Weizhou, assistant to the center’s director said the Ministry of Education’s test center will monitor the videos and keep all footage for future investigation in the event of any cheating allegations.
The make-or-break exam has been burdened by cheating for many years, including early exposure of test content, passing on results through communication equipment and students using false identification.
Last week, northeast China’s Jilin province dismantled two gangs accused of selling wireless communication equipment to students. According to Jilin Daily, seven people were arrested.
In Guangdong, all examination rooms will install an electronic monitoring system and all students will be monitored online during the exam, which will also be accessible remotely.
China Daily reports that so-called ‘e-police’ will monitor any student attempting to use radio and telecom facilities.
The candidates who cheat through the use of high-tech equipment or false IDs will not be eligible to enroll in universities or participate in next year’s exam.
College students found to have cheated will be expelled from their school. Any teachers found involved in cheating will be removed from their posts and other accomplices will be punished according to the related law.