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SED on admission of Hong Kong students to Shenzhen public schools and HKDSE listening examination incident
Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, at a media session after attending a special meeting of the Legislative Council Finance Committee today (April 7):

Reporter: Do you expect many students to go to Shenzhen to study? And on the DSE (Diploma of Secondary Education) listening (examination), what kind of report and what direction would you ask the report to…

Secretary for Education: If you look at the particular Shenzhen announcement, I believe the policy direction is on the right track actually. I really support it. It has been our position trying to offer different options for parents and students, particularly the cross-boundary ones, to be able to have a better choice and more choices, so this actually will be able to help with additional options, so to speak. We are going to work closely together with the Shenzhen Municipal Government as well as its Education Bureau in order to work further on the details of the execution.

As far as the HK Examinations and Assessment Authority incident is concerned, I have the same concern as well and I understand the HKEAA has already started, with its own committee actually taking immediate actions to address, to investigate in two areas. The first one relates to what sort of impact there may be on the students affected. The second one relates to the whole administrative process, including the application of technologies and others as well. So you know and for that reason, and I said, I really want to have a report from them addressing these two particular areas and what are their recommendations.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Friday, April 7, 2017
Issued at HKT 19:57
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