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|BEIJING Jeff Hornacek Women's Jersey , July 9 (Xinhuanet) -- The Ministry of Education is calling on Chinese universities to retest student athletes' sports abilities following suspected abuse of athletic certificates for bonus points in the gaokao, the national college entrance exam.
To review students' qualifications for extra points in their gaokao results under a preferential scoring policy for students with special talents, universities are required to reassess the sports skills of students with athletic achievement certificates beginning this autumn, the ministry said on Tuesday. Those who fail the test will be considered to have cheated in acquiring their certificate, it said.
Local education authorities are also required to organize experts to review the performance of student athletes who are suspected of forging certificates, and those who are proved to be cheaters will be refused admission, the ministry said.
"To guarantee fairness and transparency in college admission, we adopt a 'zero-tolerance' attitude toward any attempts to cheat for favorable scoring policies. We will also cooperate with public security departments to fight against certificate counterfeits that constitute crimes," said Xu Mei, spokeswoman for the ministry, on Monday.
The measures were announced after questions arose concerning groups of students in Liaoning and Henan provinces who received bonus points with national-level athletic certificates.
Eighty-seven out of more than 1,000 graduates from Benxi Senior Middle School in Liaoning who took the gaokao in June received 10 extra points with the certificates. Many observers viewed that number as suspiciously high - roughly equal to the total of 89 certificates issued to students in another five cities in Liaoning combined.
Student athletes' qualifications also were questioned in Luohe, Henan province, where 41 out of the 74 students who were given additional points from Luohe Senior High School were found to have acquired wushu (martial arts) national-level certificates based on their results at a local youth tournament in 2013.
However, the local sports bureau won't organize actual tests to examine students' skills before issuing certificates based on documents provided by students and families, said Xu Hong, director of the competition and youth department of the Luohe Sports Bureau.
According to Gong Jifeng, an official with the Luohe school's admissions office, the education bureau will not host skills tests, either, because sports authorities are supposed to guarantee the certificates' legitimacy.
Xiong Bingqi, deputy director of the 21st Century Education Research Institute, said: "There is a possibility for manipulation of score-adding qualification here without sound supervision and open tests. Operation of the preferential scoring policy itself has to be better regulated, with stricter rules and transparency to limit the power of local educational administrative authorities and potential cheats."
According to Xu, the Ministry of Education spokeswoman, the ministry is considering tightening up the policy that awards extra points, not only for students with exceptional sports abilities but also for those with talents in arts and sciences. It also will reduce the number of slots for such students and limit the events that entitle them to bonus points, starting with this year's college admission period.
(Source: China Daily)
By Ben Ochieng
NAIROBI， May 19 (Xinhua) -- Athletics Kenya (AK) on Thursday introduced tough measures into its constitution to curb the escalating cases of age cheating.
Jinaro Kibet， AK vice-president told Xinhua in Nairobi that the amended constitution has criminalized age-cheating that will see any cheat caught face sanctions from the association along with their coach， agent and manager.
"Age cheating is becoming a menace and we have enshrined it in the constitution as a major offence and anyone who knowingly assists an athlete to cheat about their age will be liable to a suspension of up to three years，" Kibet said.
Kibet said AK will revoke licenses of such managers who enter over age athletes into junior events， in a bid to stop the escalating vice.
Kibet noted the review of AK constitution was occasioned by the need to comply with the Sports Act as well as taking into consideration the views of athletes.
"Age cheating is now a nuisance， just like doping and we will face cheats head on to safeguard the reputation Kenya has earned in athletics over the years，" Kibet said.
The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) has in the past expressed concern with the tendency of national athletics federations to enter over aged competitors in international junior events.
In 2014， concerns on over age athletes turning up for Kenya and Ethiopia threatened to tarnish the second edition of the Africa Youth Games in Gaborone， Botswana. Enditem
HO CHI MINH CITY, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam will likely obtain higher gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2014 based on strong exports and low inflation so far this year, according to Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).
Vietnam's export performance has been enviable as the sector has expanded by 14.1 percent since early this year, an impressive result amid lackluster demand across the globe, local Saigon Times daily quoted sources from the bank's Global Research Report as saying on Tuesday.
The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) mirrored this trend as the index has risen for 12 consecutive months. In the third quarter, the manufacturing sector grew 9.8 percent year-on-year and contributed 1.9 percentage points to the economy's 6.4 percent year-on-year growth.
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