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Graduation certificate of Vernacular Teacher's Class by the Hong Kong Evening Institute (1948)

The Hong Kong Technical Institute establish Vernacular Teacher's Class in 1914 and was responsible for training in-service unqualified teachers. The classes are in the evening. Male and female teachers had classes in Queen's College and Belilios Public School respectively. 1935, the institute was renamed be Evening Institute. The Vernacular Teacher's Class was a programme last for 3 years and graduates will receive a qualification from the government. The Evening Institute was forced to close during the Japanese Occupation (1941-1945). It reopened after the war and borrowed the Northcote College of Education's campus for classes until 1950.
Titled with "香港官立專科夜學院", "漢文師範班畢業證書". Content written: "查學生利錦鸞在本院師範班修業三年期滿對於下列各科目均經考試及格自應准予畢業", "考試科目: 國文,數學,地理,教學法,學校管理法。", "上給畢業生利錦鸞收執". Signed by Director of Education and Director of Evening Institute. Dated "一千九百四十八年十二月二十二日".
B/W photo. Paper with black ink printing, handwriting and blue pen signature. Embossed stamp of the Hong Kong Education Department.
  • Mr Koon Keung, Allen Luk