In light of the city’s ongoing unrest, classes at all schools will be suspended tomorrow for safety concerns, the Education Bureau (EDB) announced at 2.10pm today.
"Parents can still send their children to school if needed, but they should look out for safety while travelling and maintain contact with the school,” read the press release on the government website.
"All campuses must remain open, and schools should make sure there will be a sufficient number of staff to take care of students going to school tomorrow," it added.
The Bureau also condemned all behavior that threatens students’ safety and deprives students of their basic right to learn.
In addition, the Bureau condemned the press release published by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) on Tuesday, which called for class suspensions. The PTU condemned the government for not taking students' safety into account, and expressed concern over the use of tear gas to disperse protesters by the police.
The Bureau added that the statement was a violation of the professionalism expected of educators.
Parents could decide whether their children should attend school, said the Education Bureau in a special announcement at 7.30am in response to the city's major roads being seriously disrupted this morning.