DSE students apply for self-financed degrees, associate degrees and higher diplomas at the Institute of Vocational Education’s Haking Wong campus in Cheung Sha Wan on July 12. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong’s ‘youth problem’ is really the failure of its test-focused education system

Alice Wu says many Hong Kong youngsters feel depressed and hopeless in large part due to the city’s high-pressure, elitist education system, which classifies students early by test scores and leaves under-performers to languish

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DSE students apply for self-financed degrees, associate degrees and higher diplomas at the Institute of Vocational Education’s Haking Wong campus in Cheung Sha Wan on July 12. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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