A controversial history question put university entrance exam candidates in the ‘unreasonable’ position of weighing the potential positives of invasions and ethnic cleansing, a senior education official said on Sunday. Photo: Winson Wong A controversial history question put university entrance exam candidates in the ‘unreasonable’ position of weighing the potential positives of invasions and ethnic cleansing, a senior education official said on Sunday. Photo: Winson Wong
A controversial history question put university entrance exam candidates in the ‘unreasonable’ position of weighing the potential positives of invasions and ethnic cleansing, a senior education official said on Sunday. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong education official slams controversial history exam question that put candidates in ‘unreasonable’ position

  • Exams should never lead students to discuss ‘positive values’ of invasions and massacres, senior official writes, as teachers’ unions square off on issue
  • But exam authority should ‘think twice’ about Education Bureau’s unprecedented request to invalidate question, body’s former chief insists

Topic |   Hong Kong schools
A controversial history question put university entrance exam candidates in the ‘unreasonable’ position of weighing the potential positives of invasions and ethnic cleansing, a senior education official said on Sunday. Photo: Winson Wong A controversial history question put university entrance exam candidates in the ‘unreasonable’ position of weighing the potential positives of invasions and ethnic cleansing, a senior education official said on Sunday. Photo: Winson Wong
A controversial history question put university entrance exam candidates in the ‘unreasonable’ position of weighing the potential positives of invasions and ethnic cleansing, a senior education official said on Sunday. Photo: Winson Wong
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