Univer­sity makes sys­tem to track stu­dent runs

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

A univer­sity in Guang­dong prov­ince re­quires first- and sec­ond-year stu­dents to run twice a week, and it re­cently in­stalled elec­tronic de­vices to check.

Stu­dents at Dong­guan Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy must scan a card at a spe­cial post on one side of a run­ning track, then in­put a per­sonal stu­dent ID num­ber and take a mug shot to sign in. They must scan the card again at a post on the op­po­site side of the loop to record their time.

The surveil­lance sys­tem, in­stalled for trial at the univer­sity’s City Col­lege, is de­signed to en­force run­ning quo­tas — 1 km for males and 800 me­ters for fe­males twice a week.

To en­cour­age run­ning, the col­lege is con­sid­er­ing an­nounc­ing the top run­ners ev­ery month and hand­ing out awards. (Photo 2)

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