The Ministry of Education will unveil a master plan to reform college enrollment in the first half of 2014, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing a ministry spokeswoman. The blueprint, part of the decisions made during a Communist Party plenum in November, seeks to implement a more diverse assessment of students in college enrollment and unify arts and science-oriented entrance exams. Each province will work out measures to implement the reform plan in the second half of 2014, Xu Mei, the ministry’s spokeswoman, was quoted as saying. Meanwhile, the ministry warned that students caught cheating during exams or committing plagiarism will face harsh penalties, including ban on taking state-level exams for up to three years and dismissal from their current schools, the report said.
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