Help young city arrivals

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 31 March, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 31 March, 1998, 12:00am

The mainland's National Education Commission and the Ministry of Public Security have vowed to ensure that all transient children attend school.

Officials believe in many coastal areas and large cities an increasing number of transient labourers are bringing their families with them from far-flung rural areas.

This created a problem for the Government in providing schools, the officials said.

Both departments have pledged to create more educational opportunities for these children.

According to the temporary provision, the main channel for transient children is to attend local full-time public schools.

The officials have also called for the establishment of special private schools.