Students sit the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination. Girls outperformed boys by 16 percentage points in meeting the minimum entry requirements for university. Photo: Dickson Lee

Boy trouble: gender gap in Hong Kong public exam results cannot be ignored any longer

Katherine Forestier says the success of girls in Hong Kong’s public exams and their dominance at university is cause for celebration, but it may be time to level the playing field for boys

Topic |   HKDSE - Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

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Students sit the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination. Girls outperformed boys by 16 percentage points in meeting the minimum entry requirements for university. Photo: Dickson Lee
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