Contestants flock to online quiz

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 March, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 March, 2002, 12:00am

A record number of participants are expected to take up the challenge in Hong Kong's biggest inter-school online contest.

Organisers hope around 200,000 students will take part in the Inter-School Modern/wizQ Contest, double last year's record number of entrants.

More than 130,000 applications have already been received from primary and secondary students from 288 schools. The deadline for applications is today.

The competition, which runs from March 25 to April 27, is open to students from Primary Three to Form Four.

The quiz, now in its third year, is supported by the Education Department.

Competitors log on and select one of the eight different quiz rooms, which best suits their age group, and play on their computers when it is convenient for them.

There are multiple-choice questions covering a range of topics from Chinese and English language, maths to current affairs.

Students with the highest scores will go through to finals and have the chance to win both individual and school awards for their joint efforts.

'The contest not only enriches students' knowledge, but also allows them to gain hands-on experience in e-learning,' said Amy Chun of e-Tranier, one of the competition's organisers.

The contest is also organised by Modern Educational Research Society, Modern Education Network and