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‘Allow pupils to stay at special schools longer'


6th October 2023

‘Allow pupils to stay at special schools longer'

The government has been urged to do more to back intellectually disabled pupils attending special schools, such as allowing them to stay there for several more years after graduation, after a wounding case in Wong Tai Sin on Thursday put the spotlight on society's support for them.

A woman, 53, was arrested on suspicion of wounding her twin sons. It is understood that the brothers, who are about 20 years old, have intellectual disabilities, and the mother has a history of mental illness.

The twins had been offered a two-year extension to stay at a special school, before returning home to live with their parents in July.

Students are supposed to graduate from special schools after completing their secondary studies and return home.

Social welfare lawmaker Tik Chi-yuen said education authorities should give more resources to special schools for pupils with intellectual disabilities so they could stay there for another two to three years.

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