Coronavirus: Hong Kong key exam to go ahead as number of infections drop

Hong Kong’s key public exam will go ahead in late April after a drop in the number of coronavirus cases in the city, the government announced.

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung announced at a press conference on Wednesday that the Education Bureau had approved for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) written examinations to be held from April 24 to May 25, with assessments for the four core subjects to be held from April 27 to May 5. Physical Education and Music exams will take place in May and June, with the final results set to be released on July 22.

Kevin Yeung. File photo: RTHK Screenshot.

The Education Bureau said two contingency plans were in place in case of another disruption to HKDSE due to a spike in Covid-19 infections. It said it would postpone affected exams to May 22, with results released in mid-August, or delay exams until June 11, with results released at the end of August, if the outbreak continues.


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