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  1. Hong Kong educators have warned of an increasing exodus of pupils as part of a wave of emigration following the introduction of the national security law, after the latest official data showed more than 15,000 students had quit school in a year.To cope with the shift in local demand for education, authorities should reallocate resources to improve standards and help schools suffering from a high dropout rate to allow smaller classes and the option of running more foreign curriculum programmes,…
  2. Students from at least three publicly funded Hong Kong universities will have to learn about national security as a compulsory requirement from the coming academic year.Baptist University on Monday said all undergraduates including overseas students admitted from September must undergo national security education in the form of seminars and talks as a requirement for graduation.At Polytechnic University, all first-year undergraduates will be required to take a mandatory course to learn about…
  3. Eleven-year-old Nathan Chang Lok-hang ranked among the top 15 per cent of students sitting maths in Hong Kong’s university entrance exams this year, despite being one of the youngest candidates in the qualification’s history.But the Primary Six pupil said achieving the third-highest grade in the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exam in May left him “a bit upset” and he was already planning a retake next year so he could improve his score.5 of 7 perfect scorers in Hong Kong’s DSE exams to…
  4. Henry Huang Qihao learned a lesson in Form One that he never forgot: beware of strangers you befriend online.A gamer he met over the internet tricked him into sharing his game account and password, then locked him out and demanded a HK$500 (US$64) ransom.Although he had more than HK$1,000 worth of in-game purchases, Huang refused to pay up, but did not tell his parents or report to the police.So when a girl he befriended on a social app in March this year began pestering him for money within a…
  5. Hong Kong pupils have been offered a glimpse of how they will be tested in the revamped liberal studies subject, with a new sample question asking them to explain how they might ease concerns over the impact of the national security law on the city’s business environment.Another sample question from the exam on the newly rechristened “citizenship and social development” subject asks high school pupils to discuss the advantages and opportunities presented by Beijing’s Greater Bay Area…
  6. Ajab Khan was working up to four hours a day after school delivering food to pay for his sister’s university fees, only quitting a month before the start of his Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exams.The 20-year-old student – one of 49,976 in the city taking this year’s university entrance exams – scored a total of 15 points, which is unlikely to secure him a place at a local subsided institution.But the student from Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College is not disheartened.“It was…
  7. While most of the nearly 50,000 candidates of Hong Kong’s university entrance exams finish off their papers within just a few hours, Ching Chun-ho needs almost twice as long.The 20-year-old student from Hong Kong Red Cross John F Kennedy Centre – a special education school for pupils with physical disabilities – was diagnosed aged two with neurodegenerative disease, which weakens his control over speech and movement.Ching was allowed to take the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exam on the…
  8. Most of the seven high-fliers who scored perfect grades in Hong Kong’s university entrance exams have revealed plans to pursue medical studies in local universities, with some saying they were inspired by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.These seven students shared their dreams on Wednesday, after they and other Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) candidates learned about their results, following a year of challenges in their studies, including months of in-person classes being suspended…
  9. Seven young Hongkongers have achieved perfect scores for the local university entrance exams, the city’s testing authority revealed on Tuesday, in a year in which 12 candidates had to miss at least some written portions because of mandatory coronavirus screenings.The elite pupils were among 49,976 who sat for the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exams between April 23 and May 20, according to the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority.This year will be the first in which students…
  10. More than 400 Hong Kong university graduates have started working in mainland China under a government scheme that encourages young people to pursue careers in the Greater Bay Area, according to the city’s labour minister, who promised to go all out to help them find jobs.With results of this year’s university entrance exams expected to be released on Wednesday, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong also said he appreciated the anxiety school leavers faced as they entered the next…