The action came after the university authority said the remorse shown by the pair is genuine. File photo: RTHK
Baptist University has lifted the suspension of two students who took part in a protest calling for changes to the insitution’s Putonghua policy.
The vice-chancellor of the university, Roland Chin, said he trusted that the remorse shown by the pair is genuine and that they will cherish this second chance they were being given.
In a letter to students, staff and alumni on Thursday, Chin said the two students could resume classes now.
The president of the university’s student union, Lau Tsz-kei, and Chinese medicine student Andrew Chan took part in the demonstration last month, and some staff said they felt threatened.
The students later apologised and promised not to commit the same mistakes again, adding they hoped the focus of the public would now be shifted back onto the policy, which requires students to sit a Putonghua course before they can graduate.
Chan told RTHK that he was pleased his suspension had been lifted, but said the move had come too late.