[photopress:exam_room_from_BBC.jpg,full,alignright]Dai Jiagan, director of the National Education Examination Authority (NEEA) under the Ministry of Education said China is considering a law for examination security as exam cheating widely exists. He said examination security is one of the most issues of concern among the Chinese people, as examination equality is the bottom line of social equality.
Examination cheating is rampant and high tech makes it even easier to do and more difficult to control.
The police spotted eleven wireless communication vehicles outside a place where a national college entrance examination was being held last summer. In the vehicles were people employed to answer the exam papers for some students. They were answering exam papers and supplying the answer by mobile phones.
However, although this is both surprising and reprehensible it is, apparently, as the law stands, not illegal.
Exam papers of the national college entrance exam are regarded confidential documents, but there are no regulations on when they are declassified. So if they can be smuggled out of the exam room they are, arguably, open documents. The idea seems to be that this gap in the law will be plugged in the very near future.
Source: China View