Students should appreciate merits of education system

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 August, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 August, 2001, 12:00am

Many people criticise the education system and say that Hong Kong needs an all-round system instead of one that focuses on academic achievements.

They complain that the current education system fails to provide moral education for students, who are the future leaders of society.

In fact, the education system has its virtues.

I do not think there is no moral education under the current system. Speeches during school assembly often contain moral messages.

However, it is sad to find that some students consider the speeches boring and of no use. Some even chat or fall asleep during assembly.

Also, there are a lot of extra-curricular activities which aim to provide students with a moral education.

But most students are not fond of such programmes. They are reluctant to take part in activities.

Parents should encourage their children to take part in such activities.

Parents can remind students of the importance of a balanced school life.

Taking part in extra-curricular activities will also help to relieve stress from studies.

Chui-ping is a student at Methodist College