Date
12 December 2017
More than half of the respondents in a teachers union survey scored education chief Eddie Ng zero on the way he has done his job. Photo: HKEJ
More than half of the respondents in a teachers union survey scored education chief Eddie Ng zero on the way he has done his job. Photo: HKEJ

Teachers fail education chief on job performance

Hong Kong teachers have given Education Secretary Eddie Ng Hak-kim an F for work performance, Sing Tao Daily reported Wednesday.

According to a Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union survey of more than 2,700 kindergarten, middle school, high school and university teachers, more than half gave Ng zero, the lowest score on a five-point scale, for job performance. In all, 94 percent rated him below 2.5, the pass mark.

And 93 percent failed the Education Bureau for its administration. The top three sources of teacher dissatisfaction related to delays in introducing free education for children up to 15 years, high work stress in primary schools and the failure to introduce small-size classes in middle schools.

The union said Ng is not familiar with education issues and does not have the skills and leadership for the portfolio.

The bureau said it would not comment on scores by individual groups, but emphasized that Ng had served in education posts for many years.

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