Non-stop drills and assessments are numbing our children’s senses. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong’s ‘objective’ student evaluations are a blight that need to be removed

Philip Yeung says the Territory-wide System Assessment, created by bureaucrats for bureaucrats, merely adds to the unnecessary pressure in the classroom and should be axed

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Non-stop drills and assessments are numbing our children’s senses. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Philip Yeung

Philip Yeung

Philip Yeung is a former speech-writer to the president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and currently a freelance speech-writer and ghostwriter to local civic and government leaders. He is a guest lecturer at various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and mainland China on public speaking and academic writing. He was educated at the University of Toronto.