Published: 23:50, May 26, 2021 | Updated: 00:03, May 27, 2021
Yeung: HK student associations should abide by security law

Hong Kong Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung speaks at the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund and Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund Joint Scholarship Presentation Ceremony, April 24, 2018. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

HONG KONG - Student associations in Hong Kong universities and their members should abide by the national security law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and other laws as well, Secretary for Education of the HKSAR government Kevin Yeung Yun-hung said on Wednesday.

In a written reply to the inquiry of the Legislative Council, Yeung said the government respects the autonomy of universities and their academic freedom, but he stressed that universities should ensure sound management and be responsible to the public.

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Universities should promote national security education to improve the law-abiding awareness of faculties and students, he said.

When talking about the professional ethics of school teachers, Yeung said teachers should not preach their personal political stance to students or spread biased opinions, hatred and distort facts.

The Education Bureau will seriously deal with related misbehavior, he added

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