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49 nominations for CPC poll received

     The Education Bureau received 49 nominations for the ninth election to the Council on Professional Conduct in Education during the nomination period which closed yesterday (March 1).

     "These nominations comprise 24 teacher-nominated seats and 25 organisation-nominated seats," a bureau spokesman said today.

     "Apart from the elected members, the Permanent Secretary for Education will appoint the Principal Education Officer (Professional Development and Training) and two lay members to the council, bringing the total number of members in the ninth term to 27," he added.

     Voting for teacher-nominated categories will take place at schools on April 20.  All serving regular registered teachers, permitted teachers and government school teachers are eligible to vote.  

     For the organisation-nominated categories that are being contested, eligible education organisations will be informed to submit their votes before 4pm on April 22.

     Details of election procedures will be sent to schools and education organisations later.

Ends/Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Issued at HKT 17:23


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