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2015-7-31 15:06
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昨日,十位香港大學院長罕有發起聯合聲明;除了敦促港大內外人士尊重港大自主外,亦表示對校委會會議深感不安。這種「各打五十大板」的聲明,雖然可以爭取反對拖延任命的「中間派」、「建制派」港大員工支持,但肯定難令同學滿意。

結果,十大院會今天亦發表聲明,把批評聚焦於校監梁振英干預校政,以及部分校務委員故意「等埋首副」拖延任命副校長。聲明又形容,學生圍堵會議場地,是校委會無視他們的聲音後,逼不得已需要採取的行動。本報現轉載聲明如下:

作為香港大學十個學院的本科生代表,我們一致堅信學術自由與院校自主是港大賴以成功的基石。

過去半年,我們一直以不同方式堅守香港大學的獨立自主。然而,當聯署、靜坐,以至遊行均被校委會視若無睹,莘莘學子迫不得已藉圍堵會議會場以取得與校委會正面對話的機會。可是,政權爪牙仍罔顧社會和大學上下反對,既拒絕收回等待首席副校的議案,又迴避群眾的質詢,再三拖延副校長(學術人力資源)的任命。

殖民惡法容許政權恣意侵凌院校自主,如斯制度暴力焉能稱作文明?大學條例賦予校監無理的任命權,不但容讓政治干預侵入大學機構,亦使校務委員免於問責,為虎作倀。凡此種種皆非吾等所願,我們謹此予以嚴厲讉責,並提出以下訴求:

一、校務委員會立即處理副校長(學術人力資源)的任命;

二、校務委員會籌組工作小組以修訂校務委員會的組成及增加校內師生代表比例;

三、校監不單可決定名譽學位人選,也可委任校務委員會委員,更可增補、修訂或廢除校董會對規程所提出的建議。因此,行政長官不應成為資助院校校監,使港大免於干預。

面對制度不公,捍衛師生共治實乃吾等之責,我們決不能瑟縮於校園一隅。改革制度也許不能一舉成功,但借行動、藉雙手,必能重光我們的香港大學。

香港大學學生會建築學會
香港大學學生會文學院學生會
香港大學學生會經濟及工商管理學會
香港大學學生會牙醫學會
二零一五至二零一六年度香港大學學生會教育學會
香港大學學生會工程學會
香港大學學生會法律學會
香港大學學生會醫學會
香港大學學生會理學會
香港大學學生會社會科學學會

As the representatives of all undergraduates of ten faculties in the University of Hong Kong, we have always seen academic freedom and institutional autonomy as the bedrock of success of our University.

In the past few months, we have strived to uphold these core values through various actions. Yet, when petitions, sit-in protests and rallies could no longer provoke any direct responses from the HKU Council regarding students’ demands, students were forced to resort to sieging the Council Chamber in a final bid to open up a dialogue with the Council members. To our dismay, despite oppositions from the community and students, the Council yet repeatedly deferred the appointment of the Vice-President and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources) due to incomprehensible reasons. The Council has recently further postponed the appointment process based on an absurd reason that they need to wait until the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor assumes his post.

The lack of proper justification is an undue political interference against institutional autonomy, which must be utterly rejected in any civilised society. When a Council member could scurry behind the protection of the regime to evade being held accountable and lash back in an accusation of being the victim, the University Ordinance itself countenances the bane of eroding academic freedom. In light of all these outrageous events, we hereby express our strong condemnation, and demand the following:

1. The Council shall deal with the appointment of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources) in no time;
2. The Council shall establish the Working Group for formulating amendments concerning the composition of the HKU Council, with the aim of increasing the proportion of teacher and student representatives;
3. The Chancellor not only holds decisive power over the candidate selection for Honours Degree and the appointment of the Council members, but also possesses the authority to add, amend or repeal the Council’s recommendations to the statute. Therefore, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong should not be the Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong.

In face of such injustice, it is our responsibility to exercise resistance and uphold our intransigence over guarding our University against the political power’s transgression of academic freedom. Success in reforming the system of injustice may not come with our first trial; nevertheless, with unity in our actions and demands, we will eventually restore our University of Hong Kong to its rightful place.

Architectural Society, HKUSU
Arts Association, HKUSU
Business and Economics Association, HKUSU
Dental Society, HKUSU
Education Society, HKUSU, Session 2015-2016
Engineering Society, HKUSU
Law Association, HKUSU
Medical Society, HKUSU
Science Society, HKUSU
Social Sciences Society, HKUSU

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