Student classes were suspended after authorities ordered schools to send students as part of newly created internship programs with Foxconn.
Students were working 12 hours per day and were paid $244 for a month’s work. A working week only had 6 working days but this was because students were forced to work those 12 hours per day. Authorities and schools deny that this internship disrupted their students’ academic studies declaring that “It is a common practice to send students to factories or to well renowned companies. This expanded students’ horizons.”
Many local media outlets covered the story. Because of public pressure some schools cancelled their internship programs with Foxconn.