August 30, 2021
China has announced a ban on written exams for six and seven-year-olds.
It’s the latest effort to try and relieve pressure on parents and students in a highly competitive education system.
Students used to be required to take exams from the first year of primary school, up until a university entrance exam at the age of 18.
But the education ministry said the pressure is harming the “physical and mental health” of pupils.