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Nominations invited for CPC election

    All day schools and education organisations are invited to nominate candidates for the eighth election of the Council on Professional Conduct in Education (CPC).

     "Each day school may nominate one serving regular registered teacher, including the school head, to stand for election," a spokesman for the Education Bureau said today (January 4).

     "Teachers may also run for election as independent candidates if they have the support of 60 serving teachers teaching in the same type of schools."

     "Education organisations which have already been approved to join the Hong Kong Teachers' Centre as an organisation-member have been invited to make nominations," the spokesman added.

     The CPC has 28 seats in three categories - the organisation-nominated category (11), the teacher-nominated category (14) and members appointed by the Permanent Secretary for Education (3).  Candidates elected to the CPC will serve a two-year term from May, 2008, to April, 2010.

     Nominations should reach the bureau not later than noon on March 5, and voting for the teacher-nominated category will be held on April 22.

     The bureau called on teachers, schools and education organisations to participate in the forthcoming election campaign.

     The CPC was set up in April, 1994, following the recommendation of the Education Commission in its Report No 5.

     Its terms of reference are:

* To advise the Government on measures to promote professional conduct in education;

* To draft operational criteria defining the conduct expected of an educator and to gain widespread acceptance of these criteria among all sectors of the education community through consultation; and

* To advise the Permanent Secretary for Education on cases of disputes or alleged professional misconduct involving educators.

     Enquiries about the election can be made by telephone on 2780 8215, by e-mail to or by mail to Room 702, 7/F, Kowloon Government Offices, 405 Nathan Road, Kowloon.

Ends/Friday, January 4, 2008
Issued at HKT 15:57


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