About 57,000 students who will take the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) will have to wait for new admission forms as copies already printed were found to be erroneous.
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) said in a statement on its website on Thursday that it will re-issue the admission forms for HKDSE due to errors in the printed copies.
About half of the candidates were arranged to take their examinations at the schools they are studying, Apple Daily reported Friday, citing an unidentified teacher at a Tai Po secondary school.
Such arrangement may create unfairness to other candidates, the teacher was quoted as saying.
The HKDSE admission forms are distributed to school candidates through participating schools from Feb. 16.
Due to undesirable center allocation for some candidates, HKEAA decided to re-issue the admission forms to all school candidates.
Admission forms for private candidates and practical examinations are not affected, according to the HKEAA statement.
All participating schools have been informed about the matter and requested to collect the revised admission forms from March 1.
Schools have also been asked to collect the old admission forms and return them to the HKEAA.
HKEAA said it regrets the inconvenience caused to schools and candidates, and that it will take steps to ensure that such thing doesn’t happen again in future.
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