Girl challenges ‘gaokao’ with zero – Echo Shan

From China Daily:

Nineteen-year-old Jiang Duoduo, a female graduate from Nanyang No. 8 Middle School, in Central China’s Henan Province, scored 114 points in the June trial gaokao, a far cry from what she had expected.

Jiang wanted to get zero on the gaokao to serve as a warning to officials about the state of the gaokao as she saw it. To make sure she didn’t get any points, Jiang wrote her answers in two colors, a severe breach of examination rules.

Envisioning “no grade divisions, friend-like teacher-student relations, quality , and an innovation-oriented teaching method,” Jiang vaguely outlined her ideal system. The girl harshly criticized the college entrance exams, citing ’ waning creativity and innovation abilities. [Full Text]

Also see another story Man, 38, fails college exams 12 times – keeps trying by China Daily.

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