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SCMP | Guidelines needed for school funding to teach Chinese to ethnic minority students

Hong Kong Unison says:

  • Vague guidelines, not lack of funding, blamed for Hong Kong schools’ failure to develop ethnic minority students' Chinese 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.

  • Hong Kong Unison urges clearer guidelines on the use of supplemental funding for students from ethnic minority groups.

  • "Summing up the situation faced by such students, Unison programme manager Payal Biswas said: “Fifteen years of education, and they still reach only a Primary One level of Chinese, which is actually a disservice, and discrimination for these students.”

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