China’s Ministry of Education issued an urgent notice to schools on Friday to prevent “gaokao immigration”.
“Gaokao immigrants” refers to those individuals who lack a hukou (household registration) or student status in a pro
vince but still attend the gaokao, the National College Entrance Examination, in that province.
The ministry required local authorities to ensure that the exam-free access to near
by primary and secondary schools is universally available for school-age children.
High schools should strictly follow the admission procedures and policies, said the
ministry, adding they are banned from vying for ace students in violation of regulations.