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EDB announces arrangements for third round of Basic Law and National Security Law Test in 2023/24 school year
     The Education Bureau (EDB) today (February 15) announced that the third round of the Basic Law and National Security Law Test (BLNST) in the 2023/24 school year will be open for application from 9am on February 16 to 5pm on February 29. The test will be held on April 6 (Saturday).
     The target participants for the third round of the test are persons with a bachelor's degree or those who will attain a bachelor's degree in the 2023/24 or 2024/25 academic year and are planning to join or change to another secondary school, primary school or kindergarten to take up a teaching post. Applications can be made through the EDB's online application system (www.edb.gov.hk/en/blnst). Limited places for the test will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who have already obtained a pass result in the BLNST organised by the EDB, the Civil Service Bureau or recruiting departments/grades for degree holders will not be accepted to sit the test again.

     Starting from this school year, all newly appointed teachers in public sector schools, Direct Subsidy Scheme schools and kindergartens joining the Kindergarten Education Scheme (including newly joined teachers and teachers changing schools) are required to pass the BLNST in order to be considered for appointment. The requirement applies to all ranks of the teacher grade including principals.

     The EDB is conducting five rounds of the BLNST for degree holders and non-degree holders respectively in this school year. Details are available on the EDB webpage (www.edb.gov.hk/en/blnst). The fourth round will be open for non-degree holders and will be held on June 16 (Sunday). The fifth round will be open for degree holders and will be held on July 20 (Saturday). Relevant arrangements will be announced in due course.
Ends/Thursday, February 15, 2024
Issued at HKT 11:30
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