Hong Kong accounted for 27 of 160 students who scored full marks in the recent international baccalaureate examinations.
The number works out to one in every six with a perfect score of 45 in the worldwide tests, according to Apple Daily.
Also, Hong Kong had 1,995 examinees, the third biggest behind mainland China and India.
Half of the 27 students are from the English Schools Foundation.
One of them, Lai Cheuk Yin from St. Paul’s Co-educational College, has received offers from Cambridge University, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and University of Hong Kong.
Lai said he has accepted the CUHK offer.
Venice Luk from West Island School said she likes the CUHK offer that allows incoming students to be accelerated to the sophomore year in its medical program.
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