More than 800 candidates took the exam at the isolation area, while two children with Covid-19 took the test at a makeshift hospital.
On the morning of June 7, the university entrance exam (high examination) began across China, amid the context that some places still recorded Covid-19 cases. More than 800 students across China took the gaokao in an isolated hotel or other temporary isolation ward, according to the Chinese Ministry of Education. A total of 12 children with Covid-19 in Sichuan, Liaoning and Beijing provinces were tested at makeshift hospitals.
Due to the pandemic situation, Shanghai is the only locality to postpone the exam until 7-9/7. Students in grades 11 and 12 here just returned to live school yesterday, June 6, after two months of blockade.
Cao Cao is considered the most important and fierce exam in China, taking place on June 7-10. This year, the number of candidates taking the high exam was recorded record number of 11.93 million contestantsmore than a million children last year.
In addition to the 330,000 normal exam rooms, 1.02 million proctors, related staff, exam rooms, venues and backup personnel are also prepared for the exam, according to China’s Ministry of Education.
Some hospitals and hotels have been converted into testing sites for quarantined students.
“The original lighting in the hotel conference room was yellow, so we made some changes, replacing the old bulbs with LEDs,” said vice principal of Beijing Huiwen Middle School, Chuiyangliu branch. good. “Students are used to the light in the classroom, so they feel comfortable here.”
Before the exam, many schools offer psychological counseling services to help candidates relieve stress and anxiety caused by the exam.
“We set up a high exam hotline in May because this year’s candidates have to spend most of their time studying online at home,” said Wu Yinghui, director of the Haidian Institute of Educational Sciences in Beijing. “According to the survey, students’ learning and psychology are greatly affected, so we find it very important to set up four hotlines for psychological counseling before the exam.”
Not only students, hotlines also receive sharing from parents.
“In the sprint stage, many parents are too concerned with details. Some parents call asking what food they should prepare for their children,” said Chen Yao, a psychologist at the Haidian Institute of Educational Sciences, tell. “My advice is to leave things as they are so that the students don’t have to adjust to the parents’ changes.”
Dawn (Follow SCMP, People’s Daily Online)
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