Students in China hiring ghostwriters to finish holiday homework
(CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Many high school students faced with piles of homework found a solution as their summer vacations are coming to an end - they are hiring ghostwriters, especially university students.
"It costs about 30 yuan (S$6) to finish a set of assignments for a senior high school student," said a junior at China Agricultural University, who only gave his name as You. "We have a team of three members covering different subjects. So we're able to finish all their homework, whether it's math or English."
He said they stayed at the university during the summer holiday. "We want to make some money. And helping high school students finish their assignments is an easy way. One of my friends earned about 4,000 yuan last year doing this." But he refused to say how much he's getting from his side job.
"They give us their homework in face-to-face meetings, telling us details, such as what percentage of the questions should be correct and showing us their handwriting. And then we can finish it for them," he said, adding that teachers pay little attention to the assignments, so it's not difficult for them to fake them.