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Teacher in China Wears a Qipao to Destress Students During Grueling College Entrance Exams


A high school teacher in Dandong, Liaoning province, China has gone viral for the wholesome way of showing support for his students taking the Gaokao or the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE).

The teacher appeared in front of his class wearing a qipao on Tuesday before his cram school students take the test that will determine their future, according to Shanghaiist.

Chinese Students’ Lives ‘Ruined’ After Getting Stuck in Elevator and Missing the Gaokao

Six students in southwestern China are left miserable after missing the English section of the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE), more commonly known as gaokao, because they were trapped in a hotel elevator.

The unfortunate incident took place between 2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. at a branch of hotel chain City 118, located in Jining, Shandong province on June 8, Qilu Evening News reported.

Extreme Heat Lowers Test Scores of College-Bound Students in China

High temperatures affected the test scores of students taking the gaokao, China’s National College Entrance Examination, according to a working paper published this month.

Using data between 2005 and 2011, Chinese and American researchers examined the effect that the average daily temperature may have on the students’ gaokao scores, pairing over 14 million test results with meteorological data specific to the students’ locations on the days they took the exam.

Chinese Student Commits Suicide On First Day of China’s Brutal ‘SAT’ Exams

A Chinese student who was reportedly suffering from high levels of stress chose to kill himself instead of participating in the expectedly grueling college entrance exam called the gaokao.

The student, who was forced to “repeat” high school in order to do better on the gaokao, jumped off a building to his death on Wednesday, the first day of the dreaded exam. He was reported to be around 21 or 22 years old, reports NetEase (via Shanghaiist).

China is Trying a New College Entrance Exam Model to Give Students a Break

On Wednesday, around 9.4 million students will soon be sitting for the gaokao — China’s annual college entrance examinations. However, a portion of those students will already be done with parts of the exam thanks to a new exam model that the country is trying out.

These are students in Shanghai and neighboring Zhejiang Province, who have finished taking the exams for three minor courses in April as part of the pilot reform. They are left with three mandatory courses this week: Chinese, English and Mathematics.