Appendix 3/Attachment C

Manning Scale of Laboratory Technicians


1. The manning scale of Laboratory Technicians is based on the number of practical periods in the whole school in accordance with the number of operating classes and the type of syllabuses adopted and calculated as follows : -

2. The following rules will also apply in the above manning scale : -

3. In the calculation of the number of practical periods per week, the following standard numbers of practical periods for different types of syllabuses in each class are to be used : -

Level

Subject

S1

S2

S3

S4

S5

S6 ASL

S6 AL

S7 ASL

S7 AL

Integrated

Science

4

4

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

General Science

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Human Biology

-

-

-

3

3

-

-

-

-

Biology

1

1

2

3

3

3

6

3

6

Chemistry

1

1

2

3

3

3

6

3

6

Physics

1

1

2

3

3

3

6

3

6

Where schools are assigning less than the standard numbers of practical periods per week to any class, the actual number should be used in working out the entitlement.

4.

    (b) One Laboratory Technician I post will be provided at the initial stage for a developing school planned to have four or more laboratories and three or more Laboratory Technicians by the third year of its operation.

5. Where a school is operating Secondary 6 and 7 and has one or more demonstration rooms, one demonstration room only shall count as a laboratory for staffing purposes.

Salary Scale Points on the Training Pay Scale

(Note : The Laboratory Assistant scales apply to persons appointed before 1 September 1972 and both Senior Laboratory Assistants and Laboratory Assistants are remunerated on a personal basis; and the Laboratory Technician scales apply to persons appointed thereafter.)

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