Last bid by 2,800 student hopefuls

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 August, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 August, 1998, 12:00am

More than 2,800 students grabbed at their last chance yesterday of entering Form Six.

Forty-seven students will be competing for each place under the central allocation as only 60 Form Six places are left at the final stage of admission.

Most of these vacancies are at schools in remote areas, which means successful students may have to travel long distances to school each day.

An Education Department spokesman said last night that 2,837 students had applied before 3.30pm yesterday.

Applicants should check on Saturday at the centres where they applied to see if they have been successful.

Results would be displayed at 9am and successful students should register with their allocated schools before 1pm the same day, the spokesman said.

Students still unable to secure places after Saturday could try again early next month as some might have decided against taking up their places.

Meanwhile, the department has received one more complaint about a school not following the proper admission procedures, bringing the total to 20.