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Macau official Alexis Tam disagrees national education could brainwash residents

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture says he is not worried that national education could brainwash the younger generations. And the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau clarifies that they will not set up a specific course called national education, but they intend to include this subject into the existing moral and civic curriculum. This […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:50 am

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture says he is not worried that national education could brainwash the younger generations.

And the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau clarifies that they will not set up a specific course called national education, but they intend to include this subject into the existing moral and civic curriculum.

This measure is enforced in the next academic year.

Last week, delegates of the Macau National People’s Congress (NPC) suggested the central government to jointly cooperate with Macau’s Education and Youth Affairs Bureau to set up a national education curriculum.

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture says several student groups have also told him that it’s necessary to have this subject in the SAR.

Alexis Tam says he is not worried that the national education could brainwash the public.

Meanwhile, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau says they will not set up a specific course regarding national education.

The authority says they would like to include national education into the existing moral and civic curriculum.

The Bureau’s Wong Kin Mo stresses that schools in Macau have the decision-making power to choose what subject they want to use for now or for the future.

However this subject will start in the next academic year starting at this stage with kindergarten students and gradually making way to other students in different levels of teaching. (macaunews/TDM)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:50 am

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