CE explains teacher deregistration

October 6, 2020

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)


Chief Executive Carrie Lam today said deregistering a teacher is a very serious penalty.


Mrs Lam made the statement ahead of the Executive Council meeting this morning after the Education Bureau deregistered a primary school teacher.


She said that smearing the country and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government without basis is a very serious matter.


“I can assure you that we, like many professionals in the education sector, want to promote and develop quality education in Hong Kong.


“But if there are a very tiny fraction of teachers who are using their teaching responsibilities to convey wrong messages, to promote misunderstanding about the nation, to smear the country and the Hong Kong SAR Government without basis, then that becomes a very serious matter.


“So the action taken by the Secretary for Education is based on those premises.”


The Chief Executive also pointed out that the move to deregister a teacher has only been used once.


“I have to emphasise again that deregistering a teacher is a very serious penalty under the Education Ordinance and it has only been used once - according to records - and that is this time, on grounds other than criminal and sexual offences. So this shows the severity of the case.”

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