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Christine Choi calls for respect after students leave halfway during national security seminar

Christine Choi calls for respect after students leave halfway during national security seminar

Secretary for Education Christine Choi Yuk-lin called for students’ respect after first-year students left halfway during a national security seminar on the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s orientation day earlier.
The university inserted the seminar in the later parts of the orientation day staged recently, and over half of the first-year students left halfway while it was being delivered at the lecture hall.

Speaking on the matter on Saturday, Choi said universities are responsible for arranging courses related to national security for students and recommended schools diversify the courses at the appropriate timing.

She added schools could try it during the commencement ceremony and called on students to treasure such learning opportunities.

As for the student’s response that they felt a bit weird to see a national security seminar on the orientation day and sensed it to be a kind of a warning, Choi said students should follow relevant discipline requirements when participating in the learning activities arranged by the schools.

She also said each school has its own rules and code of conduct and called on students to respect them.

Regarding the red and yellow codes arrangements under the Vaccine Pass, Choi said that citizens given a red code will be barred from entering the campus while teachers and students given a yellow code will be banned from participating in maskless activities and contact sports.

She also said schools offering full-day classes should assign a designated area for students with a yellow code to have lunch and disinfect the area every time after they have had meals.

Schools should factor in the environments and other elements to ensure successful coordination before arranging for students to return to school, Choi added.

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