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Placement Assistance Services

1.  Universal basic education
  *   The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is committed to providing nine-year free universal basic education to all eligible local children, including non-Chinese speaking ethnic minority children.

*   Under the existing policy, parents must send their children (aged 6 – 15) to attend school.

2.  Senior Secondary Education
  *   Starting from the 2008/09 school year, the Goverment has extended  free education to include senior secondary education provided by public sector secondary schools. Having considered the need of schools to make use of Tong Fai collected from students to support educational expenses, EDB has no objection to aided secondary, special and caput schools to collect Tong Fai at a rate of not exceeding $320 per annum from their senior secondary students after the abolition of school fees. 
3.  Scope of service
  *   Parents can approach schools with vacancies direct for admission, or they can approach the Regional Education Offices of the Education Bureau for placement assistance in seeking school places.
  *   Newly-arrived children
  *   Special Education: Overview
4.  Frequently asked questions
5.  Related information
   *   School Places Allocation System
   *   School Lists (By District)
   *   List of "Through-train" Schools
   *   List of schools offering full-time Initiation Programme for newly arrived children
   *   List of DSS Schools
   *   Kindergarten, Primary & Secondary School Profiles
   *   List of Aided Special Schools
   *   Financial Assistance Scheme for Designated Evening Adult Course  

 *   List of Centres operating 60-hour 'Induction Programme'     

    *   International Education in Hong Kong - A prospectus
   *   Upholding Students' Right to Education
   *   School Attendance Certificate


Last revision date: 17 July 2019
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