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Gaokao reform

Updated: 2013-11-05 16:13

Why this is important

Chinese families have always believed that education opens the door to a successful career and life. Especially, for many, gaokao, or the national college entrance exam, may be the only way to improve their future. But for a long time, the exam has been hotly debated over its effectiveness and equality, for example, for children of migrant workers.

What to expect

"Instead of promoting a uniform reform plan across the country, the Ministry of Education will grant provinces the ability to reform the examination in accordance with their own actual situations," Wu Yingmin, vice-president of the Chinese Society of Education, told Yangcheng Evening News.

Examination subjects, scoring systems and admission should be decided by provinces themselves, Wu, who was attending an education forum on Friday in Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong province, told the newspaper.

He also suggested that colleges should have a bigger say in admitting students according to their own requirements. Different requirements and standards will make the training more diversified.


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