Last day before the Gaokao exam

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9.4 million students are ready this weekend to take Gaokao or the national college-entrance exam. It’s a make-or-break competition for China’s next generation, given the vast population, and comparatively-limited educational resources. CCTV-America’s Hu Chao filed the report from Taiyuan, Shanxi Province of China.

Last day before the Gaokao exam

9.4 million are ready this weekend to take Gaokao or the national college-entrance exam. It's a make-or-break competition for China's next generation, given the vast population, and comparatively-limited educational resources. CCTV-America's Hu Chao filed the report from Taiyuan, Shanxi Province of China.

Highlight:

  • 9,420,000 students across the country will sit the college entrance exams that start on Sunday.
  • In Taiyuan, capital of north China’s Shanxi Province, over 1,000 classrooms in 38 school sites have been set up for the college entrance exams.
  • Traffic police have set up 27 emergency stations to help students with all kinds of emergencies. Over 2,000 taxi drivers have volunteered to take students to the exams free of charge. And health authorities have set up medical stations at every exam site. The police are also deploying officers on buses to ensure security.

More US universities accept “Gaokao” score
Some Chinese students will have a new option. The University of San Francisco has become the latest overseas institution to recognize the exam grades. CCTV-America’s Mark Niu filed the report from San Francisco.

More US universities accept "Gaokao" score

Some Chinese students will have a new option. The University of San Francisco has become the latest overseas institution to recognize the exam grades. CCTV-America's Mark Niu filed the report from San Francisco.

Highlight:

  • The University of San Francisco recently announced that potential Chinese students will not be required to submit U-S tests scores, such as the S-A-T. Instead, through a pilot program, they’ll be allowed to use their Gao Kao score and go through an in-person interview in China.