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Does it mean children of humble background will be excluded from DSS schools?

DSS schools will not take students’ family background into account when deciding their entrance requirements.

At the same time, DSS schools are required to earmark at least 10% of their fees for scholarship/financial assistance schemes.

If a school charges a fee between 2/3 and 2 1/3 of the average unit cost of an aided school place, then for every additional dollar charged over and above 2/3 of the unit cost, the school should set aside fifty cents for scholarship/financial assistance schemes. This measure is to ensure that no child will be excluded from studying at DSS schools for economic reasons.