Students need WeChat followers to pass
OgilvyDO Adminon 19 March, 2019
A Chinese university has had to defend itself for including a module that requires students to gain followers on social media in order to pass.
The South China Morning Post reported that the Henan University of Finance and Economics’ course on social media operations must add 1,001 new contacts on Tencent-owned WeChat to pass and 1,667 to get a distinction.
Students then complained about the volume of the connections needed, arguing that it was too high to be able to reach the pass mark.