This Week is a weekly current affairs programme that airs in Hong Kong. I produced a 14-minute feature segment that tells the story of three public exam candidates who failed meet entry requirements for local universities. Paul Mok is a candidate of the 2012 HKDSE. He pursues a degree in the School of Medicine in Jinan University. With his mainland degree, he hopes to pass the licensing exam in Hong Kong, which enables him to register as a professional medical practitioner in the city.
Article in Standnews: https://www.thestandnews.com/society/loserfactory
Production Period: Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Length: 14.07 minutes
Broadcast Date: 11th Aug 2015
Channel: This Week 《視點31》(News Documentary Series), RTHK Channel 31
PRODUCER | RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG
MORE TO KNOW
Only 18% of HKDSE candidates receive offers from local universities every year. Those who fail to excel in the public exam are forced to give up their dreams to pursue subjects like medicine, law, or others with high entry requirements. However, prestigious universities in the mainland open their doors to Hong Kong students with lowered admission standards. Is this a good way out for less well-performing students in Hong Kong? Are graduates from mainland universities equally as qualified to enter Hong Kong's professional industries? How does Hong Kong’s society receive bachelor certificates from mainland?