Rain disrupts college entrance tests in Anhui county

Chen Xiaoli
Downpours have caused flooding and heavy traffic congestion in Shexian County, preventing hundreds of students from reaching their exam site.
Chen Xiaoli

This year's national college entrance exam which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday has been delayed in Shexian County, Anhui Province, due to heavy rainstorms, China Central Television reported.

Continuous downpours have caused flooding and traffic congestion across the county. Many teachers and students couldn't arrive at their exam sites in time, though boats were arranged to transport them.

By 9am, most students failed to reach their exam sites at Shexian Senior High School and Shexian No. 2 Middle School, meaning that the morning's test was unable to start as planned.

Among over 2,000 test-takers in the county, only about 500 had arrived at exam sites by 10am, said Wang Tianping, director of Shexian's education bureau.

According to People's Daily, tests of Chinese and math on Tuesday in Shexian will be postponed to a later date which has yet to be set. Tests on Wednesday will be held as scheduled.

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