Student Loses Gaokao Permit in River, Police Jump in to Retrieve It

By Bridget O'Donnell, June 9, 2017

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Local Jiangsu police are being lauded as heroes after helping to retrieve a student's lost gaokao permit that had fallen into a river.

Police jump into river to retrieve gaokao permit

Police jump into river to retrieve gaokao permit

The two policemen had come across a gathering of high school students standing on a bridge near their school in Nanjing's Pukou district on Tuesday afternoon. They learned that one student had accidentally dropped his permit in the water. (Students are required to bring a printed permit with identifying information when they take China's National College Entrance Examination).

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They jumped into the dirty water to search for the permit. According to China Daily, their efforts helped the student get into his exam.

The lone criterion for admission into Chinese universities, the gaokao is a high-stakes exam on which students' entire future depends. This week, more than nine million took the exam across China.

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[Images via China Daily]

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