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'After-gaokao economy' heats up

By Wu Yan ( Updated: 2016-06-16 16:01

'After-<EM>gaokao</EM> economy' heats up

A man takes a driving license exam. [File photo/]

Driving schools see rush of students a week after exam

Unlike students who want to bet their future on a carefully selected cram school, some focus on improving their social skills.

Media reports show that driving schools across the country embrace a wave of student applicants who are attracted by schools' preferential policies.

An employee at a driving school in Haidian district of Beijing said that they launched a summer course for students. If they apply for the class in a group of five or above, they will have to pay just 3,400 yuan, nearly 1,000 yuan lower than the normal market price.

A driving school in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi province, also offers students promotions such as lowering the fees by 200 yuan if they show the admission ticket for national college entrance exam and exempting top scorers from tuition fee.

"The promotions work well," said an employee in charge of recruitment. "More than a hundred students apply for the class one week after the exam."

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