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Massive changes in education policy over the past 2 years
There have been a lot of changes in Hong Kong between 2016 and 2018. Along with some fellow Legco Councillors, we formed ‘The Professionals Guild’ with one of the aims to drive the Pro-Democracy Camp to run for the Election Committee, winning a historic result of over 300 seats. The result indirectly stopped Leung Chun-ying from re-election and alleviates the tension in our society.
During the election period of the new CE, HKPTU lobbied candidates to value our initiative on education policy. After Carrie Lam took office, she accepted a number of our suggestions on the education policy to resolve the pressing predicament of the education sector with a drastic increase in recurrent expense, including the reading subsidies that came afterwards. The above measures are welcome. However it does not indicate our education policy has taken the high road. For example, the aftermath from the Primary 3 Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA) and the loopholes from the "one school social worker for each school" policy reflect the authorities have been neglecting the views of front line teachers which is unacceptable. Also I simply cannot support the Budget as a provision was set aside without a concrete plan. Nevertheless, I will uphold the value of ‘call a spade a spade’, keep fighting to enhance the education policy and the democratization of the political system.
Last September I handled over 1,100 cases of delays in issuing UK visa to Hong Kong students. The incident was quickly resolved after the discussion with the UK authorities. The UK authorities committed to a plan of improvement, hopefully the incident will not happen again.
Recently, I published ‘Work Report 2016-2018’ and ‘Report on the delays in issuing UK visa to Hong Kong student’. Please browse the reports on the internet. If you wish to get a printed copy, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, posting address and the report you are interested in and we will post the reports to you as soon as possible. Please leave us your comment after perusal.
Representative of Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union
in Legislative Council,
Hon IP Kin-yuen
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