An article in Sing Tao Daily News erroneously reported on 7th Sept 2007 about the decision of Wah Yan on DSS (Direct Subsidy Scheme). Fr. Deignan has written a letter to clarify the position of the school authority.
Dear Past Students,
Many of you may have read the headline in the Sing Pao Daily News on 7th September 2007 stating that I reject DSS for Wah Yan College. This disturbed me and I am sure many others. This is regrettable.
I assure you that this statement is not mine. I do not think that I would be so foolish to make such a statement while we are seriously going through the process of examining the feasibility of DSS as the best option for the future of the Wah Yans.
Please do not be taken in by the reporter’s view, something which often arises when a person is interviewed by a reporter and has no control over what is published afterwards.
Since this is a very important decision, a Task Force has been set up composed of three Past Students from each of the Wah Yans to examine the feasibility of DSS. The members may have different viewpoints as we search together for what we consider the best for the future Wah Yans. We have met already and we will meet soon a second time inviting the Education Bureau to send its DSS Team to share with us details of the scheme from their point of view. The Task Force will later make recommendations to the Jesuits as the Sponsoring Body.
With sincerest gratitude for all your interest, concern and generous support.
May God bless you.
With very best wishes,
Alfred J. Deignan S.J.