Hong Kong university students don’t seem to value education so why spend more funds on them?
Regina Ip’s enthusiastic ideas on how university admission should be reformed (“Why Hong Kong needs more funded university places”, October 17) would not be met with the appropriate receptive attitude from Hong Kong students in class.
Well-intentioned people could not imagine how infuriating a university classroom can be, with hard work being forsaken by a cohort of wanderers preoccupied with their thoughts, obsessed with smartphone games or engaged in courtship during lessons.
Students seem to have absolutely no respect for their professors, who must have gone through hundreds of articles before painstakingly delivering their lectures to their hopeless audience.
This is what I noticed when I attended philosophy classes at Education University as an elderly student. The irony is that these students are expected to go on to be the teachers of the next generation of Hongkongers.
Edmond Pang, Fanling