BE AWARE of what is happening around the world, improve your language skills and keep up with technological advances, advised Professor Chan Yuk-shee, Dean of the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Professor Chan, who was speaking at the Bishop Hall Jubilee School Speech Day recently, said Hong Kong was experiencing great changes - in its economy and in its environment. The changes could be expected to sharply increase competition between individuals. 'In the past, if you could enter university and get a degree, you had a better chance of finding a good job. However, it is different now.' Professor Chan, who is also an old boy of the school, said that with a degree today one might find a job but one's future did not rely on the degree alone. Students had to have a firm idea of what they wanted to do, and keep working towards that goal. They should spend time reading newspapers and magazines to broaden their horizon, and brush up their language skills to improve their in expression. Language proficiency was important as the students' future career rivals would come not only from Hong Kong, but also countries like China, where many speak more fluent English than Hong Kong people do. Professor Chan also stressed the importance of technical and computer knowledge. 'When you apply for a job, you are normally expected to know how to use a computer and be familiar with widely-used computer applications.' In his annual school report, school supervisor and principal Chan Chee-yum said 180 of the 182 students who took the last HKCEE had received five passes or above. The results at the A-Level were also encouraging - all but one of the 50 Form Seven science and arts students had gained tertiary places under the JUPAS scheme. He said four outstanding Form Six students - Lau Ho-yin, Cheng Ling-ling, Choi Wing-nin and Cheung Chun-pun - had been awarded the Bishop Hall Scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements. Form Seven student Li Fuk-ming received the 1966 Chinese Section Graduates Scholarship. After the ceremony, guests and graduates were invited to refreshments on the school roof garden, where they were treated to a dance performance given by students preparing for next month's Schools Dance Festival.