The National University Entrance Examination is in the books for another year. I was watching “Crossover” on the English News (CCTV) Channel. It seems that a boy left his test to help a girl that needed to go to a hospital. He scored 290 on the exam and is precluded from going to a good university. So the discussion is whether an exception should be made to allow a person of this integrity to go to a good university.
The consensus is that it was not his responsibility to help this girl. There were teachers and parents, and a lot of other people that could have helped the girl. He should have minded his own business and taken the test. So it is clear that he won’t go to a top university, even though he may otherwise be qualified. Nobody on the program suggested that he be allowed to take the test again.
China relies upon one test, on one day, to establish what quality of university a student can attend. That is a problem in China, and everybody knows it. There just isn’t an alternate solution on the horizon.
By the way, I actually enjoy watching the news over here, but my foreign friends are horrified at the lack of scandals. I find it somewhat refreshing.