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Cheating Students: Omar Khan And China’s Gaokoa Scam

by | 19th, June 2008

cheating.jpgOMAR Khan faces up to 38 years choky, say US prosecutors.

Khan, 18, has been arrested and charged with breaking into his Tesoro High School, California, and hacking into computers to change his test grades from Fs to As.

As Chris Ayres writes, Khan faces 69 criminal counts, “including altering and stealing public records, computer fraud, burglary, identity theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy”.

Meanwhile, over in China it’s the National Higher Education Entrance Examination (gaokao) – the two-day exam determines whether a student can go to a university.

A teacher who was supervising the exam in Tianshui, Gansu Province became suspicious when checking one student’s personal information. As an exam moderator he was given photographs of all of the students scheduled to attend the exam, but this student did not look like the picture on the form. When asked basic questions like ‘who are your teachers?’ and ‘which school are you from?’, he couldn’t give correct answers.

The student was turned into the police and confessed that he and some other students sitting in the Tianshui exam were from Yanggu county, Shandong Province, and had been hired by local students to take the exam in their place. According to him, the organizer of this scheme was Wei Chengjia, a chemistry teacher in Yanggu Number One High School.

The teacher:

The police soon arrested Wei Chengjia and 17 students. According to Wei Chengjia, he was acting by request of a government official of Yanggu County named Huo Jigang.

The Government…

Six teachers have been arrested , so far.

The salt mines…

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