CHINA Guangzhou moves high school entrance exam to July


Guangzhou moves high school entrance exam to July

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15:51, June 14, 2021

Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, has moved its high school entrance exam from June 20 to June 22 to July due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The exact date for the exam will be announced later.

People have their information registered before COVID-19 nucleic acid testing in Liwan District of Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, June 8, 2021. A new round of mass testing in high-risk areas of Baihedong Street and Zhongnan Street in Guangzhou started on Tuesday. (Photo: Xinhua)

The rescheduled high school entrance examination in Gunagzhou city will not affect high school enrollment, the start of the next semester, as well as the exam arrangements in other cities, Gu Zhongpeng, deputy head of Guangzhou’s education authority, said at a press briefing on COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control on Monday.

In 2021, graduating students from 491 junior high schools will take the high-school entrance examination. 90,544 will take the exam, with 1,898 of them non-students. The numbers of examinees, staff and venues have greatly surpassed the scale of the college entrance exam in the city.

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