Take prompt action against exam cheats

As one of the candidates taking the HKCEE (Syllabus B) this year, I feel it is particularly unfair and unacceptable that there was cheating in Paper II.

I think the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) should take prompt and effective action to prevent a similar case happening again.

In my opinion, the HKEAA bears the greatest responsibility in this incident. I think the source of the questions should not be shown on papers at all.


Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Kwai Chung)

Thanks for your letter, Ray. The allegations of cheating in the HKCEE were indeed a shock. I understand that the exams authority is doing all it can to look into the allegations.

I was impressed by how quickly students rallied together to sign an online petition. Within a few days more than 16,000 students had signed the petition. That's an impressive show of solidarity and you should be proud of it.

In the meantime, please don't be disheartened. If there were cheats, the number would have been fairly small.

Good luck to all of you doing your HKCEE.

Kate, Editor