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Chinese Students Get IV Drips While Studying for Gaokao Exam

A high school classroom in Hubei province of China where students studying for the annual Gaokao college entrance examinations are simultaneously receiving IV drips.

A high school classroom in Hubei province of China where students studying for the annual Gaokao college entrance examinations are simultaneously receiving IV drips.

Do you remember our past reports of Chinese students buried under their books or throwing out their books and notes to relieve stress as China’s annual Gaokao national college entrance examinations approach?

From NetEase:

Hubei students collectively inject IVs while studying for Gaokao

Recently, a set of photographs of students from Hubei Xiaogan No. 1 Middle School collectively receiving intravenous (IV) drips while studying for the coming gaokao university entrance examinations attracted attention Sina Weibo. Xiaogan No. 1 Middle school says the students are injecting amino acids to replace energy. In order to avoid holding students up from their studies and to save time for students having to travel between the clinic and their classrooms, the school arranged for the students to receive the amino acid injections in the classroom.

In Hubei province of China, students studying for the annual Gaokao university entrance examinations simultaneously receive IV drips.

Bottles of IV drips containing amino acids suspended above Chinese students cramming for their Gaokao exams.

A high school classroom in Hubei province of China where students studying for the annual Gaokao college entrance examinations are simultaneously receiving IV drips.

In Hubei province of China, students studying for the annual Gaokao university entrance examinations simultaneously receive IV drips.

Bottles of IV drips containing amino acids suspended above Chinese students cramming for their Gaokao exams.

A high school classroom in Hubei province of China where students studying for the annual Gaokao college entrance examinations are simultaneously receiving IV drips.

A high school classroom in Hubei province of China where students studying for the annual Gaokao college entrance examinations are simultaneously receiving IV drips.

Comments from NetEase:

侧卫仔 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

The Ministry of Education can be gotten rid of, after all these years, just what kind of system of education have they wrought? Kindergarten tuition skyrocketing, primary and middle school burdens so heavy, people coming out of universities unable to find jobs. JB country.

网易广西桂林市网友 [美利坚的旺财]:

Chinese people are machines after all!

jianglongsen [网易江苏省苏州市网友]:

I remember back then during the days before the gaokao we too would use the excuse of going to get IV injections to collectively go to the internet bar, and this was the only reason the school would allow us a leave of absence, and then when we went back, we would go to a small clinic and buy some adhesive bandages and stick them on our arms…

网易山西省网友:

Ridiculous Chinese methods.

网易安徽省芜湖市网友:

Promoting the notion that not passing the gaokao to get into a university is failing oneself is too exaggerated/unfair.

糙米五块 [网易安徽省阜阳市网友]:

For decades now, China’s education has been running in place [without progress]… the exam-oriented education system producing more and more serious problems…

网易山西省晋中市手机网友:

Going to school is truly very exhausting. We get up every day at 8:30am, coming home at 10:30pm at night.

哥不是超人 [网易四川省成都市网友]:

A mysterious country, a perverse education system.

夜月孤鸿 [网易上海市网友]:

Just what is the gaokao for? To get into a good university? What is a good university for? To become a government official? What is being a government official for? For money?

lonven [网易广西南宁市网友]:

Sigh, who can think of a more fair method for selecting and determining human talent/merit??? All-around/holistic education [as opposed to exam-oriented education]?? Based on China today, not having exams for entrance to college will only lead to even more social corruption and the use of backdoors.

黄易首席时事评论 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

Seeing this scene of [students receiving] IV drips, I am shocked. This news would be unimaginable in Europe and America, even India.
33 years since the reinstatement of the gaokao and still not much has changed.
There’s nothing wrong with the gaokao as an examination, but it is not qualified to judge or be used to determine a person’s entire life. In fact, it already doesn’t determine [a person’s life].

In Hubei province of China, students studying for the annual Gaokao university entrance examinations simultaneously receive IV drips.

From Sina Weibo:

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jasoncare:

Work hard, after you’ve developed in the future, have become big government officials, everything you have gone through will have been worth it! So think of the future, it’s still worth it! Work hard for your future!!!

屌丝也锋芒:

I wonder how the foreign media will discuss this report? They’ll probably teach their children, if you don’t study well, we’ll have you go take the Chinese gaokao.

球状物盯跟跟CicE:

If our children have to learn like this in the future, I’d rather have them drop out of school! [怒] Can China’s education system be even less inhumane?

发黑的苹果-:

Fxxk the gaokao.

小镁控:

Such stupid cunts!!! Completely inhuman. China’s education system is fucking unbelievable!!! [怒][怒][怒][怒][怒][怒]

間單僾:

Sick Chinese education, just look at the universities after these kids have gone through this, how many are truly learning and researching and you’ll know! The enthusiasm and interest of Chinese children for learning has long ago been obliterated and exhausted!!! Sick sick sick!!!

班西法:

Fortunately I’ve escaped this, except only to jump into an even larger hole.

Snow-Ch:

How is this studying, it’s clearly risking one’s life, risking not one’s learning ability but one’s physical health.

What do you think? What crazy things have you done as a student in preparation for an important test or assignment?

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