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Dr So Kwok-sang introduced the contingency measures for the 2020 HKDSE at the school briefings and
webcast sessions to over a thousand representatives from participating schools in March 2020


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The HKEAA collaborated with the ICAC to produce a training package for examination personnel,
heightening their awareness about not committing corruption-related offences.


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The HKEAA held the 2020 HKEAA Open Day on 11 January 2020, to offer guided tour of Answer Scripts
Scanning System to the public.


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HKEAA E-News
HKEAA E-News
March 2020

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Dr So Kwok-sang introduced the contingency measures for the 2020 HKDSE at the school briefings and webcast sessions to over a thousand representatives from participating schools in March 2020

2020 HKDSE Written Examinations Postponed to Late April

In view of the significant rise in the number of people affected by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the HKEAA has recently announced the deferral of the 2020 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE). The written examinations will be postponed to start on 24 April while the speaking examinations of both Chinese and English Language subjects will be cancelled and the relevant assessment frameworks have been revised. The practical examinations of Physical Education and Music are tentatively scheduled between the end of May and mid June according to the latest Examination Timetable released on 21 March 2020.

We are committed to collaborating with the school sector on providing a safe and healthy environment for all candidates in the 2020 HKDSE. Working closely with the Education Bureau and the Centre for Health Protection, the HKEAA will implement a series of precautionary measures during the examinations, such as monitoring the body temperature and health condition of candidates and requiring candidates and all examination administration personnel to wear surgical masks at the examination venues; prohibiting anyone who has fever to enter examination venues, etc.

‘We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the participating schools for making extra efforts to ensure that candidates are equitably assessed under suitable conditions,’ said Dr So Kwok-sang, Secretary General of the HKEAA, ‘It would not be possible for the HKEAA to conduct the examinations and release the results in good time, without the keen support from the school community, which provides hundreds of examination venues and thousands of invigilation staff every year.’

Due to the above rescheduling, the results for the 2020 HKDSE will be released by the end of July for nearly 53,000 candidates. Please read the press release for details.

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The HKEAA collaborated with the ICAC to produce a training package for examination personnel, heightening their awareness about not committing corruption-related offences

Anti-corruption training for examination personnel

As a renowned examination body, we are committed to upholding the fairness of all public examinations in Hong Kong. It is therefore the duty of all staff members and examination personnel to follow stipulated procedures in conducting examinations.

We believe that fairness, together with transparency, integrity and accountability, are the cornerstones of excellent corporate governance. Recently we have collaborated with the ICAC to produce a training package for examination personnel highlighting some integrity issues which they might face in the course of their HKEAA duties. The purpose is to heighten their awareness about not committing corruption-related offences. Read the leaflet for details.

Click here to view the video on the HKEAA YouTube Channel.

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The HKEAA held the 2020 HKEAA Open Day on 11 January 2020, to offer guided tour of Answer Scripts Scanning System to the public

HKEAA Open Day and Information Seminars

As part of its community engagement activities, the HKEAA held the 2020 HKEAA Open Day, themed on Myth Buster on 11 January 2020, to enhance public understanding of our public examinations and assessment services. Over 130 visitors were given guided tours of various facilities, including the examination scripts scanning centre and the onscreen marking centre. Hands-on demonstrations of various IT systems used during the live examinations such as Oral Recording System (ORS), Speech-to-text (STT) software, Attendance and Script Tracking System (ASTS) and Answer Scripts Scanning System were also offered.

Information seminars on the assessment of HKDSE core subjects were also held on 18 January 2020 for hundreds of participants, including senior secondary students and parents. The participants were able to discuss with our subject managers information and advices on examination preparation at the seminar sessions.

Highlights of the event and presentation materials are now available on the HKEAA website.