Students benefit from longer courses

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 December, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 04 December, 1998, 12:00am

The plan to extend undergraduate education from three to four years gives students more time to broaden their knowledge.

As the matriculation programme would be shortened to one year, university entrance would depend on HKCEE results and performance in school. Taking school performance into account is a more accurate way of judging students.

Also, if university teaching methods were adopted during the one-year matriculation period, students would be better prepared.

Some people think extra tuition fees would be a burden.

However, there are scholarships available for students with financial problems.

The education system plays an important role in the SAR's future. The Government should think carefully before making a decision.

MICHAEL CHENG Law Ting Pong Secondary School