[photopress:dai_jiagan_1477.jpg,full,alignright]The National College Entrance Exam is one of the most important examinations in China because it is the only chance for high school students to get access to higher education. It has been suggested that the questions are available on the Internet. These suggestions seem to be a scheme to con students into buying fake nonsense.
Dai Jiagan, (seen above) director of the National Education Examination Authority (NEEA) under the Ministry of Education, said college entrance exam papers are confidential. Anyone who steals, discloses or buys exam papers will be sentenced to up to seven years behind bars, according to the Chinese Criminal Law.
He said this year’s exam papers are currently being written. The people who design the college entrance exam papers are professors and teachers selected from certain universities and middle schools. They are ‘confined’ in certain places during the exam conception phase and hand over their mobile phones and computers during the process. After the exam papers have been written, the exam designers are restricted for a further 30 to 40 days for the sake of confidentiality.
Dai Jiagan said, ‘It’s impossible that this year’s exam papers could have emerged on the internet in advance. Those so-called exam papers on the net will only mislead students.’ Last year, 9.5 million students sat for the exam and only 2.6 million secured enrollment to universities or colleges.
Each year the Ministry of Education warns students not to be fooled by offers of ‘real’ papers on the Internet. They are not ‘real’ in any sense of that word.
Source: China View