Written by: Yang Jialang
2020-08-05 11:49Last update date: 2020-08-05 11:49
The Secretary for Education, Yang Runxiong, announced on Monday (3rd) that all schools in Hong Kong can start on the originally planned date. However, all schools, including tuition schools, must suspend all face-to-face classes and school activities until further notice. Schools can adopt other modes, including online teaching, to allow students to study at home.
The Education Center Alliance held a press conference today (5th). The initiator Sudixi responded that the government’s approach was to impose "draconian laws" on the tutoring industry. The education center has been ordered to suspend business for more than 190 days, but the current guarantee is The employment plan and the 40,000 yuan subsidy from the second round of the epidemic prevention fund are just a drop in the bucket. The government is urged to subsidize each tutoring house at least 300,000 yuan in the third round of the epidemic prevention fund, which is equivalent to the industry's average rent for 190 days of suspension.
Su Dixi also pointed out that since February, about 30% of the education centers have closed down. If the situation continues, he is worried that 90% of the education centers will be closed.
Education Legislative Council Member Ye Jianyuan wrote to the Secretary for Education, reflecting the industry’s response that there are many unreasonable application restrictions for government subsidies, including that the subsidy scheme only accepts tutoring clubs and education centers registered before November last year, but the registration provides non- The formal course private school process is long and takes more than several months. Ye believes that the relevant application conditions should be cancelled.
Ye Jianyuan also believes that the Education Bureau should consider allowing cram schools and education centers to continue to operate in a controlled manner, instead of banning them across the board.
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