Over 180 calls from students and parents on tertiary education programmes

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Hok Yau Club received a total of 187 calls from students and parents today, as students are confused about different tertiary education programmes and application procedures. 

Students received their results for the HKDSE exams today. Hok Yau Club received 187 calls as of 4pm today, of which over half are from parents. 

The club added that some students still don't know how to modify their programme choices under the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). 

About 40 percent of calls were about the strategy in choosing programmes under JUPAS, another 40 percent on self-financing sub-degree programmes. The remaining 30 percent of the calls were about what kinds of programmes offered under JUPAS. 

Hok Yau Club reminded students that a time-slot from 10am tomorrow to 11am on July 24 has been allocated to each student from June 23. Students can log on their JUPAS account to check the time-slots allocated to them for modifications of programme choices. 

It added there are three subsidy modes for the tertiary education programmes, either funded by University Grants Committee, funded under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions, or under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies. 

The club recommended students to browse the websites of the schools or read the Prospect Guide published by the club for more details. 

Ng Po-shing, director of the Club's Student Guidance Centre, reminded students to make good use of their last chance for modifications of programme choices. 

“Students should choose programmes that match their own interest, instead of choosing programmes that secure a place in universities that they are not interested in,” Ng said.