Unhappy teachers

Unhappy teachers

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Eighty per cent of teachers are dissatisfied with Education Minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim, a survey posted on the Professional Teachers' Union's website shows.

The union surveyed 555 of its members from different sectors of the field. A total of 255 of the teachers (46 per cent) gave Ng (pictured) a rating of one out of five, and only 3 per cent of the teachers rated him higher than three. The teachers' rating of the bureau's work was just as low, with 70 per cent giving either one or two marks.

In response, a spokesman for the bureau said Ng had been dedicated to learning about Hong Kong's educational needs through teachers and parents during the past year.

Tin Fok-chak, a liberal studies teacher at HKSYCIA Wong Tai Shan Memorial College, disagrees. "They are just unwilling to deal with it," he said. He added neither Ng nor the bureau is solving the education problems the city is facing, from the national curriculum to the shortage of kindergarten places in the North District.

In tomorrow's policy address, Tin wants the government to "solve the problems of teachers' pressure and under-enrolment in secondary schools".

 

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