Appeal to schools for minute's silence

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 17 September, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 17 September, 1996, 12:00am

Schoolchildren will be asked to observe one minute's silence tomorrow morning to show their discontent.

A meeting of 10 education associations has appealed to members, which include almost all primary and secondary schools, to take part.

Yeung Yiu-chung of the Federation of Education Workers said most schools had responded positively.

John Fan Kam-ping, chairman of Hong Kong Subsidised Secondary Schools' Council, said the move would improve students' understanding of the dispute.

The joint group has also asked schools to step up education on the history of the row and the Japanese invasion of China. They also plan to ask the Education Department's Curriculum Development Committee to include the subject in the curriculum.