Education in China: Fewer high school grads fight for university place

Students Taking Collega Entrance Examination in China, according to the Chinese Ministry of Education (by China Daily)

Students Taking Collega Entrance Examination in China, according to the Chinese Ministry of Education (by China Daily)

A smaller number of students will take the national college entrance examination in 2011 than did in past years, according to a report released by a website run by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The site, www.eol.cn, suggested the trend of fewer people taking the test is likely to continue until 2020. The reduced interest in the test, which is the benchmark by which students are admitted to university, is likely to have an impact on the financial situation of some of the nation’s universities.

“Around 110,000 students took the national college entrance examination in Beijing in 2006 and this year is the sixth consecutive year that the capital has seen a smaller number of students take the exam,” said Xu Chongren, chief of the Beijing-based admissions office of Peking University.

via Fewer high school grads fight for university place – People’s Daily Online.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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