Hong Kong teacher deregistered for distorting historical facts

2020-11-12 22:34:44Xinhua Editor : Wang Fan ECNS App Download

The Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Thursday it has canceled the registration of a teacher, who made serious mistakes when teaching a number of historical events.

The bureau said that the teacher taught completely wrong contents and confused right and wrong when teaching a number of historical events in the General Studies subject at a primary school. For example, when explaining the causes of Britain starting the Opium War in a web class, the teacher said that it was because Britain wanted to "destroy opium in China".

The bureau described such teaching contents as obviously wrong, and even absolute nonsense.

A spokesman for the bureau said, "From the perspective of professional teaching, the case involved serious mistakes which reflected that the teacher not only lacked basic competence in teaching but also lacked the proper attitude expected of a teacher."

The bureau has gone through a thorough and stringent investigation procedure and considered the teacher not a fit and proper person to be a teacher, and thus canceled his teacher registration in accordance with the Education Ordinance of Hong Kong.

In September, a teacher was deregistered by the bureau for systematically spreading "Hong Kong independence" in the classroom.


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