Dear MEL Topic Readers,
Students may need masks for gaokao
Over 10 million students and nearly 900,000 monitors will gather at 400,000 test centers for two days on July 7th and 8th. It sounds like a massive gathering event even for China whose population is about to reach 1.4 billion. But gaokao, China’s national college entrance exams, cannot be called off. It is the most important and influential exams for Chinese students as the test results will determine which universities the exam takers can apply to, which could affect their future career potential as well. The exam is usually held in early June, but it has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
How are they going to manage this massive event while the second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak is feared? Will facemasks, temperature checks, and social distancing be enough to prevent the virus from spreading?
It seems to be the risk to be taken for the future.
Read the article and learn how serious Chinese people are about this college entrance exam.