By Beatrice Siu. Nearly 5,000 students who sat the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination in April made plans to study overseas, a survey shows.
The Education Bureau said 7 percent, or 4,900 candidates, of those who took the HKDSE - which replaces the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination - said they would study abroad.
The number is four times the 1,200 students - or 4.5 percent - who made the same plans after sitting the HKALE last year, Secretary for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim told legislators yesterday.
Education consultants said more students this year inquired or decided to study overseas than in previous years likely because they were worried about the results or were seeking better education. Read more...