No money for new NT school

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 21 June, 2008, 12:00am

ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay says she would like to see one more school opened in the New Territories but the foundation does not have the money.

Ms Du Quesnay told parents on Thursday there was rising demand in the area. 'That's what I personally would like to see but we don't have the money ... we've got other demands.'

She was replying to a parent who asked whether the foundation would invest in any more private independent schools. Parents were concerned their fees were being used to fund Discovery College and Renaissance College, run by ESF Educational Services Limited. Ms Du Quesnay pointed out that the government's private independent schools scheme had finished.