PTU collects 10,000 names against closures

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 13 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 13 September, 2008, 12:00am

The Professional Teachers' Union has collected nearly 10,000 signatures ahead of today's protest against the closure of secondary schools due to the falling student population. Teachers are to gather at Central's Chater Garden at 3pm and march to government headquarter where they will submit the signatures and tie yellow ribbons on the gates. The union is urging all teachers to join the protest. 'The atmosphere within the camp is really heated because some schools are calling everyone to come out, including parents, students and alumni,' union deputy director James Hon Lin-shan said.