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For years, many parents had to go through the nerve-racking experience of balloting for a Primary 1 place in a school of their choice, in a process that has been likened to drawing Toto numbers.
When there are more children applying to a school than the number of places available, each child would be given a numbered ping-pong ball, which is then placed in a rotating cage.
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