* A report 11.93 million individuals have utilized for this yr’s faculty entrance examination in China, generally known as the “gaokao,” a rise of 1.15 million from 2021.
* Apart from a postponement in Shanghai resulting from COVID-19, the examination kicked off Tuesday nationwide.
* Authorities throughout China have organized multiple million proctors and different personnel in 330,000 bizarre examination rooms.
BEIJING, June 7 (Xinhua) — After taking photos together with his household on the gate of Dacheng Center Faculty in Beijing, Wang Junkun had his temperature taken, confirmed his examination admission ticket, and walked into the varsity at 8:10 a.m. to take the annual faculty entrance examination in China.
Senior excessive candidates like Wang have spent a lot of the previous three years finding out in school whereas adapting to the affect of COVID-19, resembling switching to on-line lessons amid virus resurgences.
Based on the Ministry of Schooling, a report 11.93 million individuals have utilized for this yr’s examination, generally known as the “gaokao,” a rise of 1.15 million from 2021. Apart from a postponement in Shanghai resulting from COVID-19, the examination kicked off Tuesday nationwide.
Authorities throughout China have organized multiple million proctors and different personnel in 330,000 bizarre examination rooms, the ministry stated.
Regardless of the waning epidemic conditions in Shanghai, Beijing and different areas, such a massive-scale examination remains to be a check for organizers to make sure everybody’s security and well being, in addition to the graceful operation of the examination.
“About 54,000 college students in Beijing will take the 2022 nationwide faculty entrance examination. To make sure the security of all contributors, an inventory of COVID-19 prevention and management measures has been put in place. Examination rooms are additionally out there for these in closed-off administration areas,” stated Li Yi, a spokesperson for the Beijing Municipal Schooling Fee.
“The examination candidates I am in control of from a closed-off administration space will take their examination in a lodge, with every scholar in a respective room,” stated Qin Lianzhi, a employees member at Beijing Ritan Excessive Faculty.
Qin famous that authorities have put in place faculties desks acquainted to college students on the lodge to assist the examinees calm down.
All proctors are required to be vaccinated, conduct 14-day well being monitoring and present damaging nucleic acid check outcomes inside 48 hours previous to the examination, Li stated.
“Consistent with the COVID-19 countermeasures, lecturers at examination websites are prepared to supply educational help and psychological steerage for candidates. Dad and mom and lecturers can attain out with the perfect help for college kids dealing with probably the most essential exams of their life,” Li famous.
To be sure that the candidates are in a position to attend the examination as scheduled, a well being data report system was arrange a few month in the past to report the associated knowledge of scholars and enhance examination organizing situations, in accordance with the Beijing Municipal Schooling Fee.
Confronted with the interruption to examination preparation brought on by the resurgence of the pandemic, some candidates lapsed into nervousness and nervousness, stated Wang Yongbo, director of the youngsters’s psychological well being heart in Shenyang, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning Province.
“Psychological well being help has been provided by lecturers at examination websites and psychological counseling at faculties,” stated Shao Yingying, a instructor at Shenyang No.2 Excessive Faculty. “We’ve taken correct measures to assist them relieve the strain.”
A employees member checks well being code and nucleic acid check results of an examinee in Chifeng, north China’s Interior Mongolia Autonomous Area, June 7, 2022. (Xinhua/Bei He)
CONVENIENCE FOR EXAMINEES
Subynur Abduweli, a Uygur scholar, is happy that she will take the examination on her doorstep like 988 different candidates in Wushi County of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Area.
Ranging from 2020, authorities selected an area center college because the examination web site in Wushi County. Earlier than that, examinees needed to drive for about an hour and a half to the close by metropolis of Aksu 120 km away.
“For the sake of scholars, whose houses are scattered within the county, they’ve been organized within the scholar dormitory reverse the examination web site earlier than the check, which is conducive to avoiding the prevalence of being late or forgetting to carry examination admission tickets or ID playing cards, stated Tian Zhizhong, deputy head of the examination web site.
Through the examination, the police arrange a “momentary ID card utility level” on the gate of the varsity. Candidates who overlook to carry their ID playing cards solely want to inform their ID quantity to get a brief one for entrance.
In Shenyang, greater than 200 taxi drivers and a few 100 driving instructors have volunteered to shuttle gaokao candidates from their dwelling locations to examination websites, beneath the steerage of the civil affairs and transportation authorities.
All of the volunteering taxi drivers tied a blue ribbon across the facet mirrors of their automobiles so candidates can shortly and simply acknowledge them.
Li Yueyou, one of many taxi drivers, stated that many volunteers, together with himself, started to offer examination candidates a carry freed from cost just a few years in the past, and he witnessed the variety of volunteers develop from a dozen to 253.