The government said yesterday its decision to prevent a convicted activist from becoming a board director at his former secondary school was not political censorship. The Education and Manpower Bureau said Christopher Fung Ka-keung, 24, did not meet the 'fit and proper' criteria to fulfil his role as a board director of Kwun Tong Government Secondary School. Mr Fung has been convicted twice for his protesting activities. The second conviction related to an unauthorised rally at Chater Garden in Central in February 2002. Mr Fung and two other activists were the first to be convicted under the Public Order Ordinance. The Court of Final Appeal will consider the trio's case at a date to be set after a magistrate ruled last year that their appeal was of great constitutional importance. A bureau spokesman said that they had made a conditional offer to allow Mr Fung to be a board member, but if he lost the appeal he would be rejected. Mr Fung rejected the offer. 'We must consider if the person has had a previous conviction, especially as it relates to his conduct,' the spokesman said. Mr Fung criticised the government for taking over 18 months to decide on his board directorship. 'I was elected in November 2002. Even if I successfully overturn the government's decision now, this will only leave me with a few months to serve as a board director,' he said.