Feeling sad

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 13 December, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 13 December, 1997, 12:00am

Maryknoll Fathers' School which I attend as a Form Five student has been using English as the medium of teaching for more than 40 years, and yet we were one of the schools told to switch to Chinese.

All the students had got used to this method and we were very disappointed by this decision. It was very unfair that we should be deprived of the chance to continue using English.

The school's graduates are well known for both their good conduct and their record of academic excellence. Therefore, each year, many parents applied to send their children to Maryknoll. However, since the announcement was made, and it was revealed that we would not be one of the 100 best schools allowed to retain English, parents have lost confidence in our school.

There is a deep feeling of sadness in our classrooms. The Education Department's decision has affected the morale of both students and teachers.