Cell phone jammers prevent modern communication tools

In October 2006, the province’s self-study examination will be held in the next two days, with more than 70,000 candidates participating. This self-examination will enable mobile cell phone signal jammer for the first time to prevent candidates from cheating using modern communication tools.

The Provincial Self-Examination Office held a press conference yesterday specifically on the self-study exam. At the meeting, candidates were required not to bring mobile phones and other modern communication tools into the examination room, otherwise they would be punished as disciplinary violations. Candidates will continue to implement the “sign-in system” when entering the examination room. During the examination, candidates are strictly prohibited from entering the examination room with prohibited items.

In addition, any test center that establishes an electronic monitoring system must be used, and the whole process of the test must be photographed and monitored. At the same time, under the active efforts of the provincial self-examination office, some test centers in our province will use mobile phone signal jammers.

According to reports, from 2002 to the present, the number of self-exams in our province has been decreasing year by year. In 2002, the number of people who took the examination reached 160,000, and this year there were only 77,120 people. There are two main reasons for the decrease in the number of self-examinations. 1. The self-study exam is a national exam, and the questions are quite difficult, and many people worry about the difficulty of passing the test; 2. The current employment situation of self-taught graduates is still not optimistic.

In the first half of this year, the Gansu provincial self-study exam will be held on April 21 and 22. On April 3, the reporter learned from the 2007 Provincial Self-Examination Work Conference that there are 126 majors and 383 courses open this year, and the number of applicants has reached 73,000. At the same time, the self-examination in April and October of this year will use mobile phone jammers, and test centers with electronic monitoring systems will use “electric eyes” and teachers to double invigilate the examination. It is understood that it is the first time that our province has used mobile phone jammers in the self-examination.

According to reports, since the use of mobile phone jammers in the college entrance examination, it has attracted the attention of the self-examination office. In this self-examination, the Provincial Examination Office has passed the application and will use mobile phone signal jammers in the test to prevent candidates from using mobile phones to cheat. The provincial self-examination office requires all local self-examination offices to issue security notices through the media within a week before the test to inform the society and the public about the specific date and time period when mobile phone jammers will be used in the test, so as to gain the understanding and support of the public. It is reported that the mobile phone jammer is turned on ten minutes before the test, and is turned off immediately after each test, so as to reduce the interference to the public wireless communication network to the shortest time.

At the same time, the provincial self-examination office requires that all test sites that have established an electronic monitoring system must make full use of it, and implement camera and monitoring during the test. However, invigilators cannot relax their invigilation due to the existence of an electronic monitoring system, or even quit their posts.