An NGO has blamed vague guidelines and a lack of training for schools’ failures to build up ethnic minority students’ Chinese language skills. Photo:  Shutterstock
An NGO has blamed vague guidelines and a lack of training for schools’ failures to build up ethnic minority students’ Chinese language skills. Photo: Shutterstock
Education

Vague guidelines, not lack of funding, blamed for Hong Kong schools’ failure to develop ethnic minority students’ language skills

  • Schools are entitled to supplemental funding based on the number of students from ethnic minority groups they teach, but many do not fully take advantage of the money
  • Meanwhile, ethnic minority students’ Chinese language skills lag, with unclear guidelines and a lack of training not helping matters, a local NGO says

Topic |   Education
An NGO has blamed vague guidelines and a lack of training for schools’ failures to build up ethnic minority students’ Chinese language skills. Photo:  Shutterstock
An NGO has blamed vague guidelines and a lack of training for schools’ failures to build up ethnic minority students’ Chinese language skills. Photo: Shutterstock
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