Times, Nov 28, 1961
Excerpt from report
by several hundred students today delayed the
Government Chinese Secondary Four examination by an
hour -- but a large number of pupils sat for the
examination all the same.
pickets waited at gates and approach roads to all the
18 examination centres, and it was their attempts,
mostly by persuasion, to keep students away from the
centres that caused the delay.
boycott was in protest against changes in the Chinese
secondary education system.
of the protest campaign, the students put up posters,
banners, and distributed pamphlets to the public, but
their general behaviour was orderly.
was some tension at the Seh Chuan High School, where
the 11 students (those who took the exam) remained
behind locked doors for nearly three hours after
finishing their papers. This was because of
aggressive pickets outside.
groups of students wanting to sit for the examination
began arriving at the centre at 8 am -- an hour
the "non-strikers" were won over by the
pickets, but others, mostly those accompanied by
their parents, thrust aside the pickets and walked
into the centres.
determined pickets were observed at the Nanyang
Girls' High School in King's Road, the Seh Chuan High
School and the Chung Hwa Girls' High School in
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