China county cancels two gaokao tests due to heavy rain

Source: Global Times Published: 2020/7/7 12:02:48

Aerial photo taken on July 6, 2020 shows the flooded Baiguoshu Village in Sankou Town of Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

Two tests of the national college entrance examination, or gaokao, in Shexian county of East China's Anhui Province, which were scheduled for Tuesday morning and afternoon, were cancelled due to heavy rain. 

The local department of education announced that it would rearrange make-up test for students, while the tests scheduled for Wednesday would still take place as planned.  

Affected by the continuous downpour and the severe water logging in the county, only some 500 out of 2,000 students reached the examination sites on time, some of them by boat. 

One student who was trapped in his house during the exam said the water level in the county reached hip height, reported Beijing Youth Daily. 

Wang Tianping, director of the bureau of education in the county, told media that the make-up tests will use different test paper but the total time for the exam won't be changed.

The bureau has already reported to higher level authorities to decide on the rescheduled time for the make-up tests. 

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