Macau (MNA) – After conducting a study on national education in non-higher education in Macau, permanent members Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) suggested to the Macau Chief Executive (CE) the construction of a ‘large-scale’ complex solely dedicated to Chinese national education and available to all schools in the city.
The results of the study were delivered during a meeting with the MSAR CE, Fernando Chui Sai On, with CPPCC permanent members Liu Chak Wan, Ma Iao Lai and Leong Wa.
The CE’s older brother and Deputy Coordinator of the CPPCC Economic Commission, Chui Sai Cheong, was also present, together with the CE Office head, O Lam.
The study was said to have conducted a survey that included more than 2,000 questionnaires primary and secondary school students and their parents, plus interviews with schools, teachers, and educational and youth associations.
Mr. Liu – also the head of local bus company Transmac and a member of the MSAR Executive Council – indicated that the study results were ‘positive’ overall, while suggesting the construction of a large-scale educational complex as a way to better coordinate all existing resources in the city.
The Macau CE indicated that the report would be sent to government policy development services, with both sides agreeing on the importance of civic education in basic and higher education on the principle ‘Love Macau and love the homeland.’
The meeting was also attended by the Vice Chairman of the CPPCC Committee for Liaison with Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese, Ho Teng Iat, who indicated that meetings had been held with the Macau government to empathise the importance of strengthening ‘national awareness’ education to youth among two SARs.
The CPPCC serves as an advisory committee for the Chinese National People’s Congress, while supervising the implementation of the Constitution, the country’s various rules and regulations, and the work of government agencies.
There are currently 37 local members in the 2,158 people strong 13th CPPCC appointed last year.