Special announcement by Education Bureau 教育局特別宣布

EDB has announced a class suspension for all Kindergartens, Primary and Secondary schools tomorrow (November 14th).

Special announcement by Education Bureau (2)
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     In view of the current and anticipated traffic conditions as well as the overall report from schools in the territory, classes of all schools (including kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and special schools) will be suspended tomorrow (November 14) for the sake of safety.

A spokesman for the Education Bureau (EDB) said today (November 13) that the safety and well-being of students have always been the bureau’s prime considerations. During the class suspension, schools must keep their premises open and arrange for staff, who return to school under safe conditions, to take care of students at school. If parents need to send their children to school, they may continue to do so. They should pay attention to safety on the way and maintain contact with their schools.

The spokesman added that there has been extensive damage to society caused by violent protesters in the last couple of days. Apart from causing dangerous road conditions, there were also malicious damages to school private light buses (“nanny vans”) and intimidation against schools of varying degrees. The situation has become outrageous. The EDB strongly condemned those acts which deliberately endanger students’ safety and deprive them of their basic right to learn.

The EDB strongly urged protesters to stop all violent acts immediately so that society can return to normal as soon as possible and students can go to school safely. Regarding the education union, which not only failed to condemn the violent protesters but also shifted the blame to the Police, the EDB considered that their attitude was non-compliant with the professional attitude expected of educators.

The EDB called on students again to stay at home and not to wander in the streets. They should stay away from danger and must not participate in any unlawful activities.

The EDB will continue to monitor the latest developments tomorrow and the following days, and provide schools with timely advice and support. The bureau thanked again all educators for their commitment to work.

Ends/Wednesday, November 13, 2019

 

教育局特別宣布(二)
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因應當前及可預計的交通狀況,以及全港學校的整體匯報,全港學校(包括幼稚園、小學、中學及特殊學校)將於明日(十一月十四日)停課,以策安全。

教育局發言人今日(十一月十三日)表示,局方一直以學生的安全及福祉為首要考慮。在停課期間,各學校必須保持校舍開放,並安排教職員在安全情況下回校照顧學生,如果家長有需要送子女返回學校,可繼續送子女返校,並在途中注意安全,以及與學校保持溝通。

發言人續說,社會連日受到暴力示威者廣泛破壞,除製造危險的路面情況外,更有保姆車遭受惡意破壞,亦有學校遭受不同程度的威嚇,情況令人齒冷。教育局強烈譴責此等故意危害學童安全、剝奪學生學習基本權利的行為。

教育局強烈呼籲示威者立即停止所有暴力行為,盡快令社會回復秩序,讓學童安全上學。對於有教師工會不但不譴責暴力示威者,甚至將責任只推卸給警方,教育局認為有關言論實在有違教育工作者應有的專業態度。

教育局再次呼籲,學童留在家中,不要在街上流連,遠離危險,更切勿參加違法活動。

教育局會繼續跟進明日及往後的最新發展,適時為學校提供進一步指引及支援。局方再次感謝所有緊守崗位的教育工作者。