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Ministry Of Education Bans Exams For 6-Year-Old School Children

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In a news sighted on BBC front page, the ministry of education has announced a ban on written exams for six and seven-year-old school children. The banned according to the source is the latest effort in the fight to relieve pressure on parents and students in China which according to the ministry leads to mental and physical problems to pupils.

 Exams are a necessary part of school education.... [but] some schools have problems like excessive exams, that cause an excessive burden on students...this must be corrected." - Ministry of Education, China.

The statement continued;

"First and second grades of elementary school will not need to take paper-based exams. For other grades, the school can organise a final exam every semester. Mid-term exams are allowed for junior high. Localities are not allowed to organise regional or inter-school exams for all grades of primary school,"

"Non-graduating junior high students are also not allowed to organise weekly tests, unit exams, monthly exams etc. Examinations disguised under various names like academic research is also not allowed."

The purpose of the banned is to get rid of education inequalities in the Country where the more successfully people gets some advantages over the less privileged. Also, the practise of home work assessment has also been banned except for Junior high schools with assessment time of up to 1.5hours a night.

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