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Chairman of Committee on Home-School Co-operation welcomes "The Chief Executive's 2021 Policy Address"
The following is issued on behalf of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation:
     The Chairman of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation (CHSC), Mr Eugene Fong, welcomed the education initiatives announced in "The Chief Executive's 2021 Policy Address" today (October 6).
     Mr Fong said, "I fully support the Government's effort to foster positive values among students as well as develop in our youth a sense of identity and responsibility towards the nation and our society. The coverage of the initiatives are comprehensive, including the updating of curriculum, development of learning and teaching resources, strengthening the professional training for teachers and supporting schools to implement national education through various learning activities within and beyond the classroom.
     "I also appreciate the Government's support for schools in promoting media and information literacy in education. As the Chairman of the CHSC, I fully understand the importance of cultivating virtues and critical thinking in students since they are young. I believe that the related initiatives can support schools to implement different aspects of work and promote learning as well as all-round development of students."
     Mr Fong was glad to note that the Policy Address attached great importance to family education and emphasised that parents' influence on their children is irreplaceable. He also appreciated the Government's commitment to support various initiatives for reinforcing home-school co-operation and promoting parent education, and said that the CHSC would continue to collaborate with the Government and other stakeholders to promote home-school co-operation and enhance students' development through organising various activities.
Ends/Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Issued at HKT 19:09
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