Anti-cheating measures set for
The Ministry of Education has signed contracts with higher education admission commissions of all provinces, regions and municipalities to ensure a fair, transparent national college entrance examination, or gaokao, across the country.
The exam will take place on June 7 and 8. About 9.12 million people took the exam in 2013.
Anti- cheating measures include monitoring cameras at every testing venue and mobile signal shielding.
Local education departments are requiring all candidates and their parents to sign a letter in which they promise they won’t cheat on the exam.
Zhong Shijun, from the education department of Changchun, said that the city has spent 20 million yuan ($3.2 million) installing a system to prevent cheating in exams such as by preventing any words or numbers from appearing on electronic devices and by disturbing transmissions to any earphones.
In Changchun, capital of Jilin province, a total of 50,482 people will attend this year’s gaokao, an increase of 2,865 people compared with last year. About 3,254 teachers will take charge of monitoring this year’s examination.