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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 October, 2013, 6:31am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 October, 2013, 6:31am

On editorial, "Hong Kong's universities must innovate or fall behind", October 8:

mercedes2233 - All this criticism and yet when some academics say that the incoming vice chancellor is not good enough, the public condemns them. How is HKU to improve without outstanding leadership?

ghormax - I think the major reform needs to be increasing the quality requirements of students from all levels, which means a lot fewer students admitted. In addition, university standards must be raised. However, the problems rest not just with universities but with the whole school system which does not adequately prepare students for higher education.