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China says 127 students hired others for exam

/ 04:32 PM June 18, 2014

Students leave a high school after they finished a Chinese literature exam, the first of four exams of the two-day college entrance exam, in Beijing Saturday, June 7, 2014. More than nine million students will compete in this year’s national college entrance exam across China for less than seven million college seats. AP FILE PHOTO

BEIJING — The college admission office in a Chinese province says at least 127 students hired other people to take the all-important entrance exam on their behalf.

The Higher Education Admission Office in central Henan province promised a full investigation into the scam after state broadcaster China Central Television ran an expose piece on Tuesday.

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Almost all Chinese high school graduates must take the college entrance exam if they wish to advance. The scores are the key criterion for what tier of university they can enter.

Education authorities typically impose strict rules to guard against cheating.

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