Appointments to Quality Education Fund Steering Committee

Appointments to Quality Education Fund Steering Committee

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     The Education Bureau today (January 16) announced the appointment of the Chairman and members to the Quality Education Fund Steering Committee (QEFSC).
      
     Dr Gordon Tsui Luen-on has been appointed as the Chairman of the QEFSC from January 16, 2018, to January 15, 2020. Dr Tsui has been actively participating in education affairs. He is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Joint Committee on Student Finance and a member of the Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals and the Family Council.
 
     The following members have been appointed to the QEFSC:
 
* Mr Stanley Choi Tak-shing
* Ms Joanne Fong Yee-man
 
     The following members have been re-appointed to the QEFSC:
 
* Mr Chan Chi-wai
* Ms Cecilia Lam Siu-ling
* Dr Odalia Wong Ming-hung
 
     The members’ appointments take effect from January 16, 2018, for a term of two years.
      
     “I am confident that with the appointments of Dr Tsui and other members, the Quality Education Fund (QEF) will continue with its excellent work in the promotion of quality school education in Hong Kong,” the Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, said.
      
     Mr Yeung extended his heartfelt thanks to the outgoing Chairman of the QEFSC, Mr Duffy Wong Chun-nam.
      
     “Mr Wong has made remarkable contributions to the QEF over the past years. Under his capable leadership, the QEF has achieved significant progress in supporting innovative education projects and raising the quality of education in Hong Kong,” Mr Yeung said.
      
     He also thanked the outgoing members, Mr David Ho Chi-hoo, Ms Ng Yin-kam, Dr Simon Shen Xu-hui and Professor Angelina Yuen Tsang Woo-ki, for their contributions to the QEFSC in the past years.
      
     The QEF was established in early 1998 with capital of $5 billion to fund community initiatives which promote quality education in Hong Kong. The QEFSC advises on the policies and operation of the QEF and also makes recommendations to the Fund’s Trustee on the awards of grants.
      
     Since its establishment, the Fund has supported over 9 600 projects with a total grant amounting to around $4.5 billion.

 

Ends/Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:15

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