Asked by : The Hon Emily LAU
Replied by : SEM
Under the educational voucher system, prospective tertiary students may freely choose the university to attend, and universities are required to collect educational vouchers from their respective students who have been issued with such vouchers by the relevant authority and exchange them for government subsidies, instead of being subsidized through direct funding. Regarding the feasibility of adopting such a system in Hong Kong, will the Executive Authorities inform this Council:
(a), (b) and (c)
The Administration collects information on international practices in the higher education sector from time to time. In this context, we note that the education voucher system is implemented in a small number of places (e.g. some states of the USA and Chile) and that there have been mixed comments on the merits of such system.