Boycott 'will not work'

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 June, 2015, 4:29pm

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Joshua Wong Chi-fung, the convenor of Scholarism, said the teachers' union's call on educators to stay away from classes in September in protest at a new national-education curriculum has little support.

'No one wants to boycott lessons,' he said.

Yet he also expressed dismay at Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's statement that the national education programme has gained wide public support.

'The government is stamping on public opinion. What she [Lam] said is unbelievable,' he said.

Many schools have decided not to introduce the subject, which could be used for 'brainwashing'.

The Professional Teachers' Union has passed a resolution urging teachers to boycott classes on September 3, if the government doesn't withdraw the subject.