2008-07-03 01:34:15 GMT 2008-07-03 09:34:15 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
CHENGDU, July 3 (Xinhua) -- A total of 120,000 students in China's quake-hit areas started their three-day national college entrance exam on Thursday morning, which was delayed about a month after the May 12 earthquake.
Among them, 96,000 students come from 45 counties in Sichuan Province, and 24,000 from 17 counties in Gansu Province. In a whole, they make up 1.1 percent of all senior high school graduates attending the college entrance exam this year.
About 78 percent of them will attend the most important exam in their lives in makeshift houses.
The earth-quake zones have been granted an enrollment rate of 2 percent more than the previous plan. The Ministry of Education has asked the country's 1,000-plus institutions of higher learning to increase their enrollment quota for the quake-hit areas.
BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhua) -- The annual national college entrance examination for the 62 quake-ravaged counties and districts in Sichuan and Gansu provinces was postponed until July 3 to 5, the Ministry of Education said on Monday.
The national college exam took place over the weekend. A record10.38 million students participated in the exam, the largest of its kind in the world. Full story
BEIJING, June 7 (Xinhua) -- About 10 million graduating high school students are sitting in the world's largest state-organized tests for college entrance while a small portion who were most affected by the massive earthquake in Sichuan get a grace period.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) said a record number of 10.5 million students have registered for attending the national College Entrance Examination (CEE), which is scheduled from June 7-9 in most parts of China.