Social Inequality

Michelle Li Mei-sheung, deputy secretary for higher education in the Education Bureau. Photo: May Tse

Looming surplus of university places offers chance to target inequality

Hong Kong is heading for the unfamiliar position of having more university places than it knows what to do with. Within three years, education authorities say, we will have 1,200 more places than the number of students expected to meet entry requirements. This compares with an expected shortage of 5,000 places in the coming academic year.