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Appointments to Committee on Home-School Co-operation

    The Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) announced today (September 21) that Prof Wong Po-choi had been appointed as Chairman of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation (CHSC).

     Prof Wong succeeds Dr Cheung Kwok-wah for a term of two years ending August 31, 2007.

     The Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower, Mrs Fanny Law, said she believed that Prof Wong's enthusiasm and knowledge of education would bring many benefits to the committee.

     Mrs Law extended her heartfelt thanks to Dr Cheung for his contribution to the promotion home-school co-operation in previous years.

     Prof Wong works in the Faculty of Information Engineering of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has two sons, one in primary and the other in secondary school.

     The CHSC, established in 1993, is an advisory body under the EMB. Its main roles include promoting home-school co-operation and advising the bureau and other government departments and non-government organisations on ways to promote positive parent involvement in education.

     It is also tasked with encouraging the setting up of parent-teacher associations (PTAs). To date, some 1,400 PTAs have been established in Hong Kong.

     The new CHSC has 19 members from different walks of life, including parents and professionals in the education, clinical psychology, accountancy, parent education, broadcasting, commercial and medical sectors.

     The new membership list is as follows:

Name                        Capacity

Prof WONG Po-choi            Parent íV Primary School

Mr NG Si-man                Parent íV Primary School
Ms LAM Kwai-lan, Julia        Parent íV Secondary School
Mr YU Wing-fai, Chris            Parent íV Secondary School
Mrs CHAN LAU Yuk-lin        Parent íV Secondary School
Mr KWOK Lit-tung            Parent íV Special School
Mr YIU Man-hoi                Parent íV Kindergarten
Ms MOK Fung-yee, Emily        Educator íV Primary School
Mr LEUNG Cheung-choi        Educator íV Primary School
Ms AU Yuet-ching, Constanceí@      Educator íV Secondary School
Mr YAN Chi-hung                Educator íV Secondary School
Mr NG Hon-shing                Educator íV Special School
Ms KWOK Chor-kiu            Educator íV Kindergarten
Dr TSANG Kit-man, Sandra        Professional íV Clinical Psychology
Mrs LAU WU Kwai-king, Lauren   Professional íV Accountancy
Mrs TSOI LAI Yuet-sum, Susanna Professional íV Parent Education
Mr TAI Keen-man                Professional- Broadcasting
Dr TSANG Fan-kwong            Professional íV Medicine
Mr Joachim CHU                Professional íV Commerce

Ends/Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Issued at HKT 14:31


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