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Tibetan students and parents seek justice in misuse of exam results

January 14, 2015

Tibetan students and their parents in a county in Kanlho (Chinese:Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu Province are seeking justice in a case of manipulation of the results of high school graduation exams to the detriment of local students, according to Tibetan sources.

Over the past two weeks, hundreds of Tibetan students and parents have been involved in vigils at the government offices in Luchu (Chinese: Luqu) in Kanlho (Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, challenging the authorities over the apparent sale of exam results to other candidates.

Students at the Luchu Middle School, a boarding school for Tibetan students that includes a high school department, found that after their final exams in December 2014, high marks by local Tibetan students were apparently sold by some officials in exchange for the poorer results of other students from outside the area, according to Tibetan sources in contact with those in the area.

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