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(From South China Morning Post)
PUN KAM-YEE has learned much about the world of work, dabbling in catering and hotel services, and observing the operations of holiday cruises. But the greatest gain for the Form Four student has been her eagerness to learn.
School is no longer boring since enrolling in CCC Kung Lee College in Causeway Bay, one of eight senior secondary schools opened last year under the government's drive to retain more young people in school after finishing Form Three.
Two-thirds of CCC Kung Lee's students had failed to get a Form Four place in their previous school. They opted for an alternative route by enrolling in the Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) school.
Kam-yee enjoys her time out of class. Since joining the school she has visited cruise ships and hotel kitchens. "At my previous school, we only went to museums which I am not interested in," she said.
Fees charged by the new schools range from $6,050 to $22,000 a year. About 2,000 …