Diary - It's oh so quiet

25th September 2009 at 01:00

In a bid to help millions of South Korean pupils this month, the country's army is taking the traditional "quiet please" exam warning very seriously.

Fighter jets will be banned from taking off, fire drills will be halted and live fire exercises will be frozen during the English language tests to help pupils concentrate.

The country, which values education highly, will also reschedule rush hour later in the year during another set of exams and delay incoming flights to ensure exams run smoothly.

It will take a pretty brave invigilator though to march on to the military training field and ask them to keep the noise down.

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