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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