authorities are exposing cheating devices used in the country’s university entrance exams in a bid to stop them from being used.
Photos show wireless devices disguised as watches, belts and erasers.
This year 9.4 million students are taking the exam dubbed one of ‘the world’s most difficult examinations.’
Sneaky: A wireless device disguised as a watch is showed off in Shanxi, China
This wireless device is disguised as a belt and allows students to have answers sent to them
Earpieces are pictured during a presentation to media showing methods used to cheat
Middle school students go through security checks to ensure they are not wearing devices
Photos show the attempts made by past students to cheat during the college entrance exam.
The cheating devices were shown off to Chinese media on June 6.
With the watch, pupils would take pictures of the tests using a button-hole camera hidden in the device. Then there would be a copper antenna loop stitched into their clothing to beam it out of the hall to someone sitting with a receiver.
This person would then look up the answer to the question and then send it back using a hidden earpiece.
A staff member operates a system to detect wireless activity in examination venues
A woman holds a pair of earpieces during a presentation to the meeting in Taiyuan
A police officer uses a wireless signal detector to detect possible transmission
Wireless devices in the shape of erasers are pictured during a presentation to the media
Mobile devices and receivers confiscated during past exams were also shown
According to police, those found cheating are stripped of the enrollment qualification for a period ranging one to three years.
Parents involved are also seriously punished.
A police officer monitors examination venues as students sit for China’s college exams
Special force police officers stand guard outside a high school on the first day of exams
The college examination known as the Gaokao began on June 7 and will see some 9.4 million students take the test.
However only 3.2 million students are expected to enroll in an undergraduate degree programme following the exam.
Parents of examinees pray for good luck for their children in Shenyang, northeast China
Students arrive to take their college entrance exam or ‘gaokao’ in Beijing on June 7
Education is highly valued in China, with many parents sending their children miles each day just to go to school, and many are afraid they will be harshly punished for failure.
Streets surrounding exam centres are cordoned off in order to keep the environment around it quiet. Police cars are on stand by to pick up students that need help or have been caught up in rush hour traffic, reports the People’s Daily Online.
Parents give their children encouragement before taking the Gaokao exam
Staff members operate a system to detect wireless activity near an examination venue
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