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Eight HKSI Scholarship Athletes Admitted to Universities

30 June 2006

This year, sixteen athletes have applied for university places under the Sport Scholarship Scheme set up by the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) and various local academic institutions. Among them, nine athletes have applied through JUPAS while seven are non-JUPAS candidates. Up to now, eight athletes have been accepted by local universities. This year, sixteen athletes have applied for university places under the Sport Scholarship Scheme set up by the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) and various local academic institutions. Among them, nine athletes have applied through JUPAS while seven are non-JUPAS candidates. Up to now, eight athletes have been accepted by local universities.

Among the seven non-JUPAS candidates, four athletes have been confirmed offers by local universities. Leung Shuk-wa (athletics) has been accepted by the City University of Hong Kong in BSocSc (Hons) in Social Work; Choi Tung-yin (squash) has been accepted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in BA (Hons) in Financial Services; both Yeung Chui-ling and Chan Yin-ning (fencing) have been accepted by the Hong Kong Baptist University, with Yeung study in BA (Hons) in Sport and Recreation Leadership while Chan study in BA (Hons) in Physical Education and Recreation Management. Other athletes include Ling Wan-ting and Tam Lok-tin (badminton) and Ng Jia-yunn (squash).

Among the nine JUPAS candidates, four of them have got conditional offers by local universities. Law Suk-man (fencing) who has got 2B1C, the best result among all, has been accepted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the BA (Hons) in Translation and BA (Hons) in English; Lo Pan-pan (fencing) has got A grade in Arts and has been accepted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in BA (Hons) in Scheme Fashion and Textiles; Chiu Ho-fai (squash) and Tsai Chun-yu (swimming) have been accepted by the University of Hong Kong in BEng in Medical Engineering and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in BA (Hons) in Marketing respectively. Others athletes include Lau Yu-leong and Leung Ka-hei (athletics), Chu Wing-hong (fencing), Wong Chun-yan and Wong Hiu-nam (swimming).

Nine HKSI Scholarship Athletes sat for this year's Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), with 88% pass rate in Chinese and English. The overall pass rate is 55%.

Dr Chung Pak-kwong, Chief Executive of the HKSI, said, "Athletes have to pay extra effort in order to achieve good results in examination. They only have limited time to study and most were done after long hours of intensive sports training. I do hope that the HKSAR Government, local universities and tertiary institutions, as well as all related organisations will continue to support local athletes, offering more chances to them in the quest of their sporting and academic excellence."

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