Students stumped by DSE turn to leave nasty comments on ex-US First Lady's IG
Many DSE students left unseemly comments on the social media account of former US President Barack Obama's wife after facing difficulty in Part B2 of the English reading exam.
One section of the DSE English reading exam, which was held on Friday, got a question featuring Michelle Obama's essays and autobiography, leading many candidates to leave comments on her Instagram after the exam.
Most of the comments had the word "boom," which appeared at the beginning of the section of the reading exam, along with many other netizens expressing their frustrations using foul language or threatening language.
Other netizens comment on the childish behaviours of DSE students, stating that they are destroying the reputation of Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Examinations Authority said it understood the students were worried about their results but thought they should be respectful when stating their opinions.
The exam authority added that the primary principle when choosing articles to use as exam questions is to meet the curriculum requirements and effectively assess the candidates' abilities.
The candidates' language ability, interest, and educational significance of the topics will also be considered when selecting reading materials. Along with utilizing materials close to the candidates' daily lives and experiences.