A high-tech cheating scandal was unveiled in Shaanxi Province involving hundreds of Chinese sitting the national pharmacist comprehensive test.
About 2,440 students were caught in Xi’an after staff heard various radio signals during the exam.
They discovered wireless earpieces, and “electronic erasers” were being used to receive answers from people paid to already take the test.
The mass cheating is thought to have been triggered by a new law that requires pharmacists to be licensed by 2015, or they will lose their business. Apparently there are more than 8,500 pharmacies in the province, but only around 4,000 licensed pharmacists.