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Chinese boy fails to get into his choice of university after classmate allegedly tampered with his application form

Boy who sabotaged application was accepted by the college, even though he got a lower score in the entrance exam, news website reports

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 August, 2016, 1:55pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 03 August, 2016, 1:59pm

A high school pupil from eastern China failed to get into his choice of university because one of his classmates changed his application without him knowing and was accepted by the college instead, a news website reported.

The pupil, Chang Sheng, studied at a school in Qingdao in Shandong province and wanted to go to Shaanxi Normal University, Bandao.cn reported.

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He later found out he had been rejected, but a classmate who had a lower score in the college entrance examination was accepted.

Chang discovered that his first choice of university on his application had been changed to another college in Shandong.

Chang said he filled in his application at a teacher’s office one morning while the other boy was standing next to him, waiting his turn.

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Computer logs showed that Chang’s application had been revised twice that day.

The report said the father of the other pupil, whose full name was not given, had admitted to the failed applicant’s parents that his son had changed the form, but refused to sign a formal statement.

Shangdong’s education admissions and examination authority said on its social media account that it would address the issue based on the police investigation into the matter.