A poor Chinese-language foundation for ethnic minority pupils has translated into lower test scores and university enrolment for them. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong’s schools system sets non-Chinese-speaking pupils up to fail by testing them with native speakers

  • Native and non-native Chinese speakers sit for the same exam in upper-primary school
  • The Chinese listening test involves reading questions, which non-Chinese-speaking pupils struggle with
Topic |   Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

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A poor Chinese-language foundation for ethnic minority pupils has translated into lower test scores and university enrolment for them. Photo: Shutterstock
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