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Vaccination events held for seniors

COVID-19 vaccination events for the elderly in Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan were held today to enable them to get the jab through a one-stop service covering a health talk, medical consultation and vaccination.   Around 150 people took part in the Kwun Tong vaccination event at Kai Yip Community Hall.   After the event, designated vehicles transferred residents who opted for the Sinovac jab to the community vaccination centre at Kowloon Bay Sports Centre and those who wished to receive the BioNTech vaccine to Hiu Kwong Street Sports Centre.   Meanwhile, the seniors' jab event held at Tsuen Wan Sports Centre attracted about 140 participants.   The Government's outreach vaccination team provided the service to those who chose the Sinovac vaccine at a temporary vaccination area at the sports centre.   Those who opted for the BioNTech vaccine were taken by pre-arranged transport to the community vaccination centre at Tsuen King Circuit Sports Centre.   Secretary for the Civi

Secondary school views sought

The Education Bureau today sent a one-month school questionnaire survey to all secondary schools to gauge their views on the proposals to optimise the curricula and assessments of the four senior secondary (SS) core subjects.   In tandem with the recommendations on creating space for students and catering for learner diversity set out in the review report, the committees on the four SS core subjects under the Curriculum Development Council (CDC) and the Examinations & Assessment Authority (EAA) have formulated proposals to optimise the curricula and assessments of the subjects.   For Chinese Language, the proposal is more about streamlining the teaching of the compulsory part and elective parts and reducing the number of papers in the public assessment to avoid excessive drilling.   For English Language, space would be created via integrating the teaching of the elective part into the compulsory part to reduce overlapping in teaching.   For Mathematics, the curriculum comprises the Foundation Topics and Non-foundation Topics. Students could opt for studying the Foundation Topics together with only part of the Non-foundation Topics.   They would be able to score as high as Level 4 in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination should they perform well in the Foundation Topics.   As regards Liberal Studies, while the subject will be given a new name, various enhancement measures will be in place and the weight of its curriculum content will be reduced by half.   The school sector's views will be put to the committees on the four SS core subjects under the CDC and the EAA for consideration.   If eventually accepted, the proposals can be implemented at Secondary 4 in the 2021-22 school year at the earliest to benefit students as soon as possible.   Click here for details of the school questionnaire survey.
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