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College entrance examination should be changed | Updated: 2013-06-14 16:39

On June 9, experts in Zhejiang and Shaanxi provinces who set local college entrance examination papers have apologized to the public about the mistakes they made in the papers, says an article in Beijing Youth Daily. Excerpts:

It's good to see experts admit their faults, but the authorities should be aware of the seriousness of the paper setters' mistakes, which may influence many students' futures. It exposes the disadvantage of thee current college entrance examination system.

College enrollment only depends on a single exam, which is too risky for the students. If there's a slight mistake in the exam, even if it was not made by the students, their future may be affected.

The best way to solve this problem is to change the current single exam system into one that involves several exams, and the colleges should consider the students' usual academic performance and make comprehensive decisions on enrollment. It will not only be much fairer to the students, but will also change the current exam-oriented education system.

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