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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

Youth anti-crime camp launched

Chief Secretary John Lee today officiated at the Junior Police Call (JPC) Summer Camp launching ceremony held at a Jockey Club training camp in Lam Tsuen, Tai Po.   Mr Lee was joined by Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung and Commissioner of Police Siu Chak-yee at the Hong Kong Award for Young People Jockey Club Duke of Edinburgh Training Camp.      Themed “Be a Leader · Fight Crime Together”, the summer camp encourages young people to step out of their comfort zone, enhancing their resilience, team spirit and leadership skills and cultivating positive values through diversified training activities.   It also promotes fight crime messages among the participants.   Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Tang said the JPC scheme has devoted full efforts in nurturing youths to become future leaders, enhancing their law-abiding awareness as well as their sense of social responsibility.   The scheme also plays a role in unleashing young people's potential, thereby contributing to society, he added.   Between July and August, 15 adventure day camps will be held providing training to more than 1,200 JPC members and student leaders.
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