A TV programme offers an insight into the benefits of Target Oriented Curriculum and mother-tongue education ASPECIAL programme on Target Oriented Curriculum and mother-tongue education will be telecast during the ETV secondary school programme transmission hours this month and early next month. A spokesman for the Education Department said the aim of the programme was to help primary and secondary students have a better understanding of two major education initiatives - Target Oriented Curriculum at primary level and Mother-Tongue Education at secondary level, launched by the department. 'The concept and benefits of Target Oriented Curriculum will be explained in the first part of the programme, while unedited views of secondary school students and teachers on the medium of instruction will be brought together in the second part of the programme,' he said. The spokesman urged principals and teachers to make arrangements for their students to view the programme which could be seen during class time or used as supporting materials in various activities such as talks, seminars, parents' gatherings and panel discussions. He said parents would also find the programme useful when making decisions on sending their children to a primary school offering Target Oriented Curriculum or a secondary school using Chinese as the teaching medium. The transmission schedule is as follows: April 24 (Monday) 11.10 to 11.30 am (TVB Pearl); May 2 (Tuesday) 12.20 to 12.40 pm (ATV World); May 5 (Friday) 12.40 to 1 pm (ATV World). Meanwhile, the secondary ETV programmes which had been scheduled to be shown at the above time will be cancelled.