Caixin
Jun 08, 2022 08:16 PM
CHINA

Some Chinese Colleges Won’t Let Students Graduate Without Proof of Employment

Colleges urging students to sign employment agreements during graduation season isn’t new. Photo: VCG
Colleges urging students to sign employment agreements during graduation season isn’t new. Photo: VCG

Some Chinese universities and colleges, under pressure to maintain the employment rates for their graduates, have required students provide employment agreements before allowing them to graduate, leading to some students submitting fake job contracts.

In response, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has vowed to strictly verify employment data through measures such as entrusting third-party agencies to investigate and encouraging residents to report such cases, according to a statement (link in Chinese) published this week.

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