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'Gaokao migrants' add to unfairness in education

China Daily | Updated: 2015-05-29 07:35

Almost 1,500 non-resident students, who have been registered in high schools in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region but have seldom attended classes, have reportedly been dismissed. These "college entrance exam (gaokao) migrants", many of whom are from the neighboring Hebei province, exploit the loopholes in the country's household registration system. By enrolling in high schools of less developed regions as local students they can exploit the lower admission score criteria in gaokao. They did not even have to show up at the Inner Mongolia schools unless for some compulsory exams. Comments:

The latest exposure of "gaokao migration" in Inner Mongolia indicates that fundamental reform, not some makeshift measures, is urgently needed. Given there is little likelihood of a unified exam in China, it thus requires more efficient policy and financial support to equip the less developed areas with proper educational resources.

Beijing Times, May 28

'Gaokao migrants' add to unfairness in education

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