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SED on handling of teachers' misconduct
     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, after officiating at the opening ceremony of the Learning and Teaching Expo 2019 today (December 11):
Reporter: Secretary, so yesterday the CE said that the Education Bureau should follow up seriously with teachers who violate work ethics. Would you explain how is the bureau going to act in this aspect? Thank you.
Secretary for Education: We always have been taking possible misconduct of teachers very seriously and so whenever we receive a complaint or we are notified of any cases of teachers being arrested or charged for some offences, we take these cases seriously. And we will consider the background of the case, what's happening actually in these cases and then we decide whether there is misconduct on the teacher's part. So if there is really some misconduct behaviour, we will consider necessary disciplinary actions as we are the registration authority for teachers which include, maybe a warning, a reprimand or even de-registration if their offences are very serious in nature.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Issued at HKT 11:50
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