Schools not usually viewed as being among the territory's elite were fighting for publicity yesterday by showing off their star pupils. Mongkok Workers' Children School and Fukien Secondary School in Kwun Tong both sent statements to the media, announcing the results of their top students. Head of the Mongkok school Sam Chai Chung-sum said: 'It's true that we want more publicity about our school. 'Many parents do not believe we are doing quite so well and some still think we are only a primary school.' Lam Kin-wah, the principal at Fukien Secondary School, said: 'We want to emphasise that our school is highly value-added. Students coming in with average academic performance when they are in Secondary One make significant improvement when they graduate. 'But it's not the publicity we're after.' At Fukien - where one student achieved nine A's, another scored eight, two received six and another two received five - reporters had to register at a reception desk and were taken into a classroom where they could interview the star pupils. The Mongkok school listed the names of all its students scoring at least one A in its press release. Their top achiever scored a total of eight A's and one B. A third school, SKH Lam Wu Memorial Secondary School in Kwai Chung, also called newspapers - saying one of its students had scored nine A's and one C and that interviews with him could be arranged.