In August 2007, the Task Force on Hall Admission Quotas under the Committee on Halls asked POP to host this opinion platform. At the initial stage, the Task Force particularly wanted students, staff and alumni to discuss the ideas of "needĄ¨ and "general " quotas.
In February 2008, the Task Force began to consolidate its ideas on reforming the hall admission system. It used this opinion platform to obtain feedbacks from students, staff and alumni on its preliminary proposals.
On 28 March 2008, the Task Force presented its progress report to the Committee on Halls, and the entire report, together with two papers presented to the Committee under the same agenda item, were uploaded onto this opinion platform for further consultation, until 30 April 2008.
In May 2008, the Task Force consolidated its recommendations into a final report to be presented to the Committee on Halls on 5 June 2008. On 30 May 2008, the final report was uploaded onto this opinion platform for public consumption. All online platforms on this particular topic were closed on the same date, while forums on other topics of hall development remain open.