EDB launches consultation on extension of retirement age for newly joined aided school teachers

     The Education Bureau (EDB) today (June 27) launched a consultation exercise on a proposal to extend the retirement age for newly joined teachers of aided schools from 60 to 65.
     Views will be sought from the education sector and stakeholders on, among other things, the target group of the new retirement age policy and the necessary adjustments to the arrangements for government donation to teachers' provident funds. The consultation period will last until September 7.
     The Consultation Document on Extension of Retirement Age for Newly-joined Aided School Teachers has been uploaded to the EDB website (www.edb.gov.hk/en/teacher/openconsultretireage/index.html) for public viewing.
     Views can be submitted by post (Education Bureau, 2/F, Trade and Industry Tower, 3 Concorde Road, Kowloon), by fax (2520 0065) or by email (consultretirementage@edb.gov.hk).
     The EDB will also conduct three open consultation sessions to gather feedback from the education sector and stakeholders. The details are as follows:
Date: July 4 (Wednesday), July 9 (Monday) and July 18 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Venue: Room WB, 4/F, West Block, EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: Cantonese
     Reservations for seats at the open consultation sessions can be made on a first-come, first-served basis on the following website: http://survey2.hkedcity.net/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=92L07o7. Enquiries about the open consultation sessions can be made by calling the EDB on 3467 8281 or 3467 8282.

Ends/Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:30