An academic from Baptist University told graduates of Sung Lan Middle School they had a responsibility to build a better society for those who followed them. Professor Chan Wing-ming, of the university's Chinese Language and Literature Department, was the guest-of-honour at the school's speech day. He said it was important for secondary school graduates to understand their role in society and to set themselves goals for the future. Self-confidence, Professor Chan said, was a prerequisite for one's development, as was using good sense to make judgments. He urged them to apply the knowledge they learnt in school to work situations and to maintain a keen curiosity for anything which happened around them. Being responsible was integral to success. Form Five and Form Seven graduates gathered at the school hall to receive their certificates and prizes. Students and guests were welcomed by school supervisor Wong Hok-yiu. He told the gathering the school had been continuing its efforts to ensure equal education opportunities to all and to cope with the changing needs of the territory. Principal Yung Yick-cheung said with the increase in student numbers he hoped that the extension programme would be completed by the end of 1997-98.