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Cramming culture hurts students

Photo: May Tse

S. Chiu hit the nail on the head when she questioned the mentality of the education authority in her letter ("Let children learn to enjoy education", May 24).

I can only guess at the mentality of education officials.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 2:56am

Letters to the Editor, May 4, 2013

Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. Photo: Reuters

Pass laws to enforce zero waste goal

I refer to Martin Williams' letter "(Mega incinerator project being driven by vested interests", April 26).

4 May 2013 - 4:04am 11 comments

Too much emphasis on exams

A student of Pui Ching Middle School cries after receiving the result notice of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education. Photo: Felix Wong

There have been a number of disturbing incidents of animal cruelty. In some cases teenagers have allegedly been involved.

Where young people are involved it raises the question of what is wrong with today's juveniles in Hong Kong.

2 Dec 2012 - 5:11am 1 comment

Student breaks exam photo rule

Reckless students are breaking examination regulations and taking photos of their exam papers.

Last Thursday, a student sitting the first Diploma of Education Chinese language examination at Heung To Middle School, in Tin Shui Wai, took pictures of his exam documents and posted them on Facebook.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Call to scrap exam fees

A teachers' group has called for the abolition of examination fees under the new senior secondary academic structure that starts next year.

A recent poll had revealed many students were dissatisfied with the running of the Examinations and Assessment Authority and wanted fully subsidised fees for the two public exams and the 2012 Diploma of Secondary Education Examination.

8 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


Q Should phones and PDAs be banned from exams?

The controversy over the possible use of mobile phones by students in the HKCEE examination to cheat by accessing the internet is in fact a sad reflection on our society. It is a society where the mobile phone rules all, including common sense.

10 May 2006 - 12:00am

Toilet trips timed in clamp on cheats

Exam candidates will have to place mobile phones in full view under their desks

Candidates sitting for public examinations will have the time of their trips to the toilet recorded from today as part of a crackdown on mobile phone cheats.

They will also be required to put their mobile phones under their desks so they can be seen by examination supervisors.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

China exam scam warning

City and municipal education bureau chiefs in Guangdong have been warned that they will be held responsible for any cheating that happens in public examinations in their area.

7 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Estate agents warned time running out on licences

The Estate Agents Authority has warned time is running out for almost 7,000 property agents working under conditional licences to obtain official permits.

The agents make up about 43 per cent of those in the industry.

12 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Tips for doing better in examinations

'Time's up. Pens down. If you continue writing, you'll be disqualified,' the invigilator announced. 'The examination is over, hurray!' I said to myself.

Looking back, I have gained some experience from the examinations and would like to share them with Young Post readers.

25 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Unfair exam system should be abolished

Nowadays, examinations have become the focus of education.

A student has to pass an examination before he can be promoted or graduate.

If he fails in an important examination, he will probably lose the opportunity of getting a good job in the future.

I think this is unfair. Examination results cannot reflect one's ability.

7 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

The wrong road to success in exams

I was once told that driving lessons do not teach you to drive. They teach you to pass the driving test so you get your licence. After that you can drive on the roads on your own - then you learn to drive properly.

30 Jul 1996 - 12:00am


I am concerned about the inadequate arrangements which were made by the Examinations Authority for those candidates sitting the Advanced-Level examination.

I am a form 7 biology student and I took the exam in April. Worksheets for rough work were not provided in any subject but English and Chinese composition.

4 May 1996 - 12:00am