Certificate of Hong Kong School Certificate Examination, 1960 (Mr Lu Kwong-fai)
Issued by the Hong Kong Education Department (established in 1865)
37.5 x 26 cm
Paper, black ink printing
Title : "EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / HONG KONG SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION" ; Signed and dated : "Chairman / Members, Board of Control / 28th day of July, 1960"
Cream paper with black typing ink and black pen inscription. B/W photograph with embossed stamp of the Hong Kong Education Department is adhered on the bottom of left-hand side. The coat of arms used by the British Government is printed on the certificate.
The Hong Kong School Certificate Examination was initiated by the Education Department in 1946. The grade achieved in each subject was recorded as "Pass" or "Fail". In 1949, the grade achieved in each subject was modified to "Pass with Distinction", "Pass with Credit", "Pass", and "Fail". In 1952, the Government first conducted the Hong Kong Chinese School Certificate Examination (HKCSCE) for students in Chinese secondary schools. In 1961, the Hong Kong School Certificate Examination was renamed the Hong Kong English School Certificate Examination (HKESCE) in order to distinguish these two exams clearly. Mr. Lu Kwong-fai sat for the Hong Kong School Certificate Examination in 1960. In the same year Mr. Lu was admitted to the Sir Robert Black College of Education and became the first cohort of students. He had been devoting to the education sector for many decades after his graduation in 1965. He had been the Principal of The Church of CCC Kei Kok Primary School and CCC Kei Leung Primary School.
- Sir Robert Black College of Education Past Students Association