Universities barred from offering extra benefits

Universities are not allowed to lure students with unreasonable perks such as excessive scholarships or placement promises, the ministry of education announced recently in a notice regulating university recruitment, writes Zhao Xinying for China Daily.

The notice was released after two prestigious schools in Beijing – Tsinghua University and Peking University – criticised each other in an effort to attract the top scorers on the gaokao, China's national college entrance exam.

In late June, recruiting teams at Tsinghua and Peking posted micro blogs that accused each other of "buying" students and making promises that couldn't be fulfilled, such as transferring students into more desirable programmes after enrolment. Both universities denied the accusations in online responses, claiming that they had strictly followed recruitment rules.
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