Special network for cross-border children
The Education Bureau estimated some 2,800 children living on the mainland would participate in the central allocation scheme for primary-one school places next year. In response, a special network of 3,000 school places would be set up, Under Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung said on Thursday. He said the network for cross-border children would have 2,800 places in schools in eight districts adjacent to border control points, while the Wong Tai Sin, Tung Chung and Ma On Shan districts would provide another 200. A bus ride from the border control point to Wong Tai Sin takes about 40 minutes, which was acceptable, he said.