Focus on learning, not the opposite sex

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 September, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 September, 2005, 12:00am

I am writing to respond to the letter 'Better studying at girls-only schools' (Young Post, August 13).

I do not agree that boys would pay more attention to girls in a co-ed school, or vice versa.

If students want to concentrate on books, they would. But if they don't, they could simply seek a date from another school.

I do not deny that a boys- or girls-only school could provide us with a better learning environment. But more important is our eagerness to learn and our ability to concentrate.

Life is full of temptation - we should learn to deal with this sooner rather than later.


Thanks for your letter, Chun-man. Many people, especially parents, have strong views on

co-educational or same sex schooling.

Luckily, Hong Kong offers good co-ed and boys- or girls-only schools.

There are pros and cons to either option, but whatever your opinion, life, as you mention, is full of distraction.

It is beneficial to learn to focus on the things you want to achieve.

But it is also good to keep an open mind - there are many exciting things to learn about in the world, and some of them lie in unexpected places.

Victoria, Sub-Editor