Head Schooled On Spe­cial Needs

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A Tuen Mun sec­ondary school prin­ci­pal has come un­der fire for as­so­ci­at­ing the stu­dents of a spe­cial needs school with tri­ads, drug users and cults. Prin­ci­pal Choi Kwok-kwong of the Yan Oi Tong Chan Wong Suk Fong Memo­rial Sec­ondary School made the as­so­ci­a­tions in a let­ter to the Leg­isla­tive Coun­cil ahead of an ed­u­ca­tion panel meet­ing, which was go­ing to dis­cuss the re­lo­ca­tion of a spe­cial needs school from Lan­tau to the neigh­bor­hood of Choi’s school. In the let­ter, Choi called on law­mak­ers to de­fer the re­lo­ca­tion. The school’s ad­min­is­tra­tion later apol­o­gized for Choi’s choice of words, ad­mit­ting that the let­ter had se­lec­tively bor­rowed ter­mi­nol­ogy from an out-of-date Ed­u­ca­tion Bureau doc­u­ment. The head of the spe­cial needs school blamed the mis­un­der­stand­ing on a lack of aware­ness re­gard­ing ser­vices of­fered by spe­cial needs schools. Our take: Looks like some­body en­rolled in Quote Min­ing 101.

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