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Curriculum change supported

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung today welcomed the Baptist University’s move to incorporate national security education in their curriculum, saying it is educators’ duty to promote national security education.   Making the remarks today, Mr Yeung said: “I think this is in accordance to the National Security Law because Article 10 requires all the schools including universities to promote national security education in their schools.”   He added that he believes the higher education institutions are adopting their own approaches in this cause.   “Our requirement is for all these educational institutions to follow the Hong Kong National Security Law, the requirements under the Article 10.”   When asked about a teacher’s comment concerning an athlete’s attire during an Olympic competition, Mr Yeung stressed that the whole community should support the Hong Kong team in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.   “So far I think the relevant persons have already made a clarification about

5.54m register for voucher

The Government said the Consumption Voucher Scheme has received about 5.54 million registrations as of 6pm today, of which more than 5.42 million are electronic registrations.   The registration period will end on August 14.   Applicants who have completed electronic registration by July 17 and have their eligibility verified will receive the first voucher on August 1, while those who have completed electronic registration on or after July 18 or submitted paper registration forms will normally receive the first voucher on September 1.   People who choose to upload a copy of their ID card for authentication should complete the registration by uploading that copy by July 17 in order to receive the first voucher on August 1 after their eligibility has been verified.   The Government decided to adjust the time limit for uploading the ID card copy in light of the latest assessment on the network traffic.   From 6am tomorrow, people may upload their ID card copy to the scheme's website three hours after submitting the electronic registration to complete the registration procedure.   Those who have made an electronic registration before 6am tomorrow but have not yet reached the specified time for uploading the ID card copy may also upload it to the scheme's website from 9am tomorrow.   Call 18 5000 for enquiries.
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