HK students win informatics medals

September 24, 2020

A team of three Hong Kong students has won one gold and two bronze medals at the 32nd International Olympiad in Informatics.

 

Harris Leung from Diocesan Boys' School won a gold medal, while Wai Ka-hei and Yeung Man-tsung from Pui Ching Middle School each won bronze.

 

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung congratulated the Hong Kong team on their outstanding performance.

 

"I also wish to extend my gratitude to the school sector which has partnered with the Education Bureau to make extra efforts in the past few years to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in Hong Kong, not only through the curriculum and lessons, but also various learning events outside the classroom, such as project works and competitions.

 

"These can provide valuable opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills to solve problems and nurture their creativity, enrich their learning experience, as well as broaden their horizons."

 

The olympiad is the most recognised worldwide computer science competition aimed at secondary students aged 20 or below.

 

This year's contest was held online from September 13 to 19 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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