Schools banned to promulgate ‘champions’ of exam, but some find artful ways
Published: Jun 24, 2021 07:35 PM
Gaokao Photo: IC

Gaokao Photo: IC

Although Chinese education authorities have banned schools from promulgating the "champions" of China's national college entrance exam, or gaokao, some schools still found artful ways to announce the list of outstanding performers in the test. 

Chinese netizens found that a press release account by the name Fuzhou, East China's Jiangxi Province, used "students who took the test relatively better" to refer to "champions of gaokao" on social media to avoid being accused of violating the regulations. 

In the post, it listed the name of two students and their scores that ranked the highest among all exam takers in the province. Instead of calling them "champions" as it is normally done, the post subtly described them as the ones who performed "better" than others.

"Where there is a 'wall,' there is another way," commented one netizen on Weibo.

"What a genius when it comes to play acting!" Read another comment.

The Ministry of Education on Wednesday called on schools and the media not to publish and hype up information about "champion of gaokao" and "the entrance rate of the national exam" in an effort to "change the situation of evaluating students based on scores alone," according to the ministry.

The scores of gaokao are available for students to check starting from Wednesday.