[photopress:MBA_Peking_class_ticket.JPG,full,alignright]Peking University, Beijing (such a splendidly arrogant juxtaposition of spelling) will make non-students register before attending classes. It has always been famous from its open classroom tradition allowing non-students or students from other schools to attend classes for free.
An unnamed university official told the Beijing News that the decision was made to prevent outside troublemakers from entering lecture halls and disrupting classes. He said the policy is not a rigid measure and does not mean that the university is closing its door to other learners. ‘People from outside still have opportunity to sit in our classes, as long as they arrive at the teaching building ahead of the class.’
But he said a large number of students from other universities or non-students, who arrive late for classes, had interrupted lectures.
The university official says they brought in the policy because some Olympic test events will take place there next month. The university, which will celebrate its 110th anniversary next year, will house some venues for Beijing Summer Olympics next August.