Teachers have little confidence in education reforms, a survey has found. The concern group Education Convergence, which conducted the survey released yesterday, warned that officials must take teachers' dissatisfaction seriously. Secretary for Education and Manpower Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung was given a satisfactory rating of 3.09 marks on a scale of one to five by the 564 principals and teachers interviewed in July. When asked to rate their confidence in bands of scores - in which one represents no confidence while five means full confidence - the respondents gave Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun 2.78 marks, compared with 2.64 marks for the Education Department. The respondents, 204 principals and 360 teachers, work for 141 primary schools, 67 secondary schools and 20 special schools. Education reform and curriculum reform scored 2.56 and 2.63 marks respectively. Ho Hon-kuen, vice-chairman of Education Convergence, said he believed confidence had fallen further since the interviews in July.