A senior education official from Guangdong province has promised
the province will ban “gaokao immigrants” to ensure a fair
and just educational environment for students.
“Gaokao immigrants” refers to those whose hukou household
registration or student status are not in Guangdong but they attend
take the gaokao, the national college entrance examination,
in the province.
Jing Lihu, director of the Guangdong Provincial Education
Department, asked all students from outside the province to return
to their areas of residence, where their hukou or student
status are registered, to sit for the exam.
If they do not comply, their Gaokao scores will be
“Relevant educational bureaus, schools and related personnel
will be held accountable and punished if they are found to be
involved,” Jing said.
He said his department has established a special task force to
launch a full investigation before Friday.
Jing made his remarks at a work conference in the provincial
capital of Guangzhou on Tuesday, after a school in the Shenzhen
special economic zone was reported to solicit gaokao
immigrants to help raise its overall scores.
Shenzhen Fuyuan School surprised many parents and students when
it was reported the third-grade students from the privately run
school achieved very good results in a mock gaokao taken
earlier this year.