China has vowed to safeguard the integrity of its national higher education exams by imposing ‘severe’ penalties against people who posted rumors and false reports online.
A senior official with the Ministry of Education said that online rumors about exams for graduate study caused confusion among test-takers, of whom there were more than 1.25 million this year, and affected social stability.
On the first day of the annual exam for graduate study was coming to an end, there were online rumors that the exam content had been leaked.
The next day, the final day of the exam, the Ministry of Education said its investigation hadn’t found any proof of such leaks.
Under Chinese law, the design, printing and transportation of national exam papers are supposed to be fully secure and strictly monitored by professional staff. China also stepped up efforts to combat high-tech cheating by shielding the exam rooms, validating test-takers’ identities and barring those found cheating from subsequent exams.
Source: China View