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Nominations sought for Council on Professional Conduct in Education

     Schools and education organisations are reminded to send in nominations for the 10th election of the Council on Professional Conduct in Education (CPC) before noon next Friday (February 17).

     A spokesman for the Education Bureau (EDB) said today (February 10), "Each school may nominate one serving regular registered teacher, including the school head, to stand for election.

     "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 may also make nominations."

     The spokesman calls on teachers, schools and education organisations to participate in the poll and support the council election.  All nominations must reach the Bureau by noon on February 17.

     The CPC was set up in April 1994 on the recommendation of the Education Commission 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.

     The CPC has a total of 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).

     The new term of office will run for two years from May 1, 2012 until April 30, 2014.

     For enquiries about the election, please call 2780 8432, by e-mail to or by mail to Room 702, 7/F, Kowloon Government Offices, 405 Nathan Road, Kowloon.

Ends/Friday, February 10, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:12


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