Source: The Mercury, 8 January, 1997, p.10
THIS week's release of Higher School Certificate results in New South Wales showed that the "gender gap" be- tween girls and boys remained a serious problem in co- educational schools, Opposition educat- ion spokesman Ste- phen O'Doherty said. Mr O'Doherty said the 1996 Higher School Certificate re- sults showed there was an average Ter- tiary Entrance Rank- ing gap of eight points infavour of girls - the worst for at least 15 years. The average for girls was 54.6 and the average for boys was 46.45, Board of Studies fig- ures showed. Mr O'Doherty ac- cused NSW Edu- cation Minister John Aquilina of denying the problem and doing nothing about it.
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