Appointments to Advisory Committee on Gifted Education
Eight members were also appointed to the ACGE, namely Professor Cheng Suk-han, Dr John Tan Kang, Sister Anita Kwok Ming-ying, Ms Sonia Cheng Chi-man, Dr Allen Fung Yuk-lun, Ms Cecilia Lee Sau-wai, Ms Carrie Leung Ka-lai and Dr Lam Hiu-fung.
The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, said, "With Dr Pang's rich experience in community service and enthusiasm in nurturing talents for Hong Kong, we believe that he will steer the ACGE to provide invaluable advice to the Government in gifted education development with a view to nurturing future pillars of society."
The Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approved a commitment of $800 million in 2016 for the Education Bureau to set up the Gifted Education Fund (GE Fund) for further promoting the development of gifted education in Hong Kong. It is also recommended to set up the ACGE to advise the Secretary for Education on the development of gifted education in Hong Kong and the use of the GE Fund, so as to nurture gifted students suitably by unleashing their potential to contribute to Hong Kong's future.
The full list of membership of the ACGE with effect from April 1, 2017, is as follows:
|Dr Pang Yiu-kai||Deputy Managing Director of Jardine Matheson Limited|
|Professor Cheng Shuk-ha||Chair Professor of Department of Biomedical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong|
|Dr John Tan Kang||Principal of Pun U Association Wah Yan Primary School|
|Sister Anita Kwok Ming-ying||Principal of Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School|
|Ms Sonia Cheng Chi-man||Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group|
|Dr Allen Fung Yuk-lun||Executive Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited|
|Ms Carrie Leung Ka-lai||Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers|
|Ms Cecilia Lee Sau-wai||Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu|
|Dr Lam Hiu-fung||Chief Executive Officer of Sengital Limited|
|Mrs Marion Lai||Permanent Secretary for Education|
|Dr Catherine Chan Ka-ki||Deputy Secretary for Education|
|Mr Frederick Lam Yun-fu||Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education|
|Professor Isabella Poon Wai-yin||Chairman of the Committee on Gifted Education of the Curriculum Development Council|
Ends/Friday, March 31, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:30
Issued at HKT 11:30