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HKEAA Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2007 gazetted

    The Government today (October 26) gazetted the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2007.

     The Order is to add "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination" in Schedule 1 to the HKEAA Ordinance (the Ordinance) (Cap 261) so that the HKEAA can perform its statutory functions in respect of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE).

     As part of the education reform, the HKDSEE will be introduced in 2012, which will eventually replace the existing Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination and Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination. The HKEAA plans to publish the regulations of HKDSEE as well as syllabuses, descriptors and sample examination papers for all HKDSEE subjects in 2008 before the new senior secondary curriculum is taught in 2009.

     The Order will be tabled before the Legislative Council on October 31 for negative vetting.  Subject to negative vetting, it will take effect on December 20.

Ends/Friday, October 26, 2007
Issued at HKT 12:02


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