Statement issued by HKAHSS on “Safeguard the Well-Being of Our Students”
- The Executive Committee of The Hong Kong Association of the Heads of Secondary Schools (HKAHSS) is gravely concerned about the dispute arising from the “Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019” and its impact on the physical and mental development of students.
- School is a place for students to learn and develop. Students should be given the opportunity to exercise their critical thinking and judgement, respect diversity, learn to communicate and live in harmony. We do not support class boycott by teachers or students as a means to express their views.
- We sincerely urge the government to defer the bill and listen to the public opinion extensively to avoid further social confrontation.
- As responsible educators, we call for our fellow workers to be steadfast in duty and safeguard the well-being of our students.
- 香港中學校長會執委會極度關注當下香港因《2019 年逃犯及刑事事宜相互法律協助法例 ( 修訂 ) 條例草案》而出現的社會爭拗，以及其對學生身心發展的影響。