A teenage girl who has been denied right of abode and faces being forcibly separated from her twin sister may have her last day of schooling in Hong Kong today despite her bail being extended until mid-April. Lin Yeung-ming, 18, who lost her battle to stay under the Court of Final Appeal's ruling in January, yesterday had her bail renewed until April 17, when she could be repatriated. Because her father was not a permanent resident when she was born, Yeung-ming cannot apply to return when she gets back to the mainland. The Immigration Department yesterday repeated that all losing abode claimants would have to leave by March 31, when the grace period expires. Classes for those studying at schools should also end by that date. A department spokeswoman said some claimants had been given bail extensions beyond March 31 because officials could not repatriate all the losing abode seekers on April 1. She said these claimants might be removed on or before their bail report date. The March 31 deadline means Form Four student Yeung-ming could have her last lessons today at Bethel High School as the Easter holiday begins tomorrow. School principal Peter Lim Hang-woi said he hoped Yeung-ming and a Form Three abode seeker would be allowed to continue classes as long as their bail documents were valid. 'They treasure each of their school days. They are very good students and have never at any point given up on their studies,' he said. Mr Lim said they were told by the department that a third abode seeker, Cheung Siu-ping, would be allowed to stay in school until after public exams in late June. Yeung-ming yesterday said she did not want to leave, even if staying as an 'underground' citizen would mean sacrificing her chances of education. 'To me, my family is more important than my future. I'll fight to the last minute,' she said. Yeung-ming first lost her chance to settle in Hong Kong with her twin, Yuk-oi, in 1996 when mainland authorities told their parents to choose just one to accompany them to Hong Kong. Unable to choose, their father, Lin Jiaxiang, asked them to play three games of stone-scissors-paper and watched as Yeung-ming lost and fled the room in tears. Bethel High School and its teachers have written to the Immigration Department to ask it to allow Yeung-ming, Siu-ping and the Form Three abode seeker to stay on humanitarian grounds. Their schoolmates have also collected more than 700 supporting signatures. Siu-ping, 20, said she was very worried about her future despite the fact she would be allowed to sit the Form Five exam. 'If I have to be repatriated after the exam, I don't know how I could continue studying on the mainland, where the syllabus is different,' she said. At least 20 of 100 abode seekers staging a hunger strike since Sunday were yesterday forced to withdraw after feeling unwell.