Competition fiercer in college exam – China Daily

college entrance exam2.jpg From China Daily via Xinhua News Agency:

A record figure of nearly 9 million high school graduates packed into exam halls around the country yesterday, for the first day of the National College Entrance Exam(高考).

Each one of the 8.8 million students is vying for one of only 2.6 million undergraduate places at China’s universities.

Compared with last year the number of examinees has grown by 10 per cent, but university enrolment has only been able to increase by 5 per cent, making competition for places fiercer than ever before. [full text]

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