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Five DSE students quarantined in Penny's Bay ahead of exam this Fri

Five DSE students quarantined in Penny's Bay ahead of exam this Fri

Five students taking the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams this year are quarantined in Penny's Bay, education chief Kevin Yeung Yun-hung said on Sunday.
Those who remain quarantined when exams start this Friday can sit the exam at Penny's Bay.

So far around 70 exam invigilators have been recruited to help out, Yeung said. There should be enough manpower at the center, which can cater to up to 1,000 students, he added.

For the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak, a special exam venue will be established at the quarantine center for this year's university entrance exam candidates who either test positive for Covid or are close contacts.

The students have to report to the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority by 6.30am on the exam day. Then they should book a special taxi to Penny's Bay where they will finish the exam in an individual unit, supervised by cameras and computers.

Hok Yau Club Student Guidance Consultant Ng Po-shing advised students to do a rapid test the night before their exam. Or they should get tested earlier on the day of the exam, leaving enough time for preparations in case they test positive.

Carmel Alison Lam Foundation Secondary School principal Ho Yuk-fan suggested students not to take that many books to Penny's Bay for revision. They can take their notes and past papers, and a laptop for accessing online resources.

It is understood that there will not be a special room for students to take listening exams. Students are advised to take two radios and spare batteries to the center.

As no Wi-fi is available at Penny's Bay, students should bring their own data cards or Wi-fi eggs for data access during revision. They may also bring an extension unit for charging their electronic devices.

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