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A long delay of DSE examination amid the COVID-19 pandemic puts extra pressure on candidates.
Reporter: Kelly Yu
In light of coronavirus outbreak, the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination has been postponed to April 24, a month later than initially planned. The postponement has affected over 52,000 DSE candidates this year.
Jay Yu, one of the DSE takers, thinks that the sudden rearrangement of the public examination has added extra pressure to candidates. Yet, he says words of encouragement on social media have shown great support to them.
Even though the government has adopted several health measures to prevent the risk of infection, Bernice Shum, parent of a DSE candidate, expresses concerns over mental and physical health of students.
School closure amid the outbreak forces classes to be held online. A secondary school teacher Samson Wong points out difficulties in teaching and learning while conducting online lessons amid the pandemic.
Editor: Howard Li