August 9, 2022



China bans exams for six-year-old school children

BBC News

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.

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