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Parents petition education director over co-ed switch

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 September, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 21 September, 1998, 12:00am

Parents from St Rose of Lima's School have complained to the Director of Education in an attempt to stop the school going co-educational.


The elite school for girls in Kowloon City has not yet decided on a department offer of new premises in Sha Tin.


The offer was made because the existing campus is too small for the school, founded in 1949.


But parents fear the move would end the school's tradition of accepting only girls.


'We hope parents' views can be respected,' the school's Parent-Teacher Association said.


'The majority of views oppose moving the school to Sha Tin and oppose going co-educational.' The offer of the Sha Tin premises, scheduled for completion next year, was made after a request from the school's sponsoring body, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.


The department said it was up to the school whether to accept the premises, but it would have to go co-educational if it was considered a new school.


The parents have also filed a complaint to the Ombudsman, the Secretary for Education and Manpower, and the Chief Secretary for Administration.


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