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Appointments to Education Commission announced

     The Government today (December 30) announced the appointment of three non-official members to the Education Commission (EC).

     Newly appointed to the EC are Mr Langton Cheung Yung-pong, the Chairman of the Subsidised Primary Schools Council and Principal of S.K.H. St James' Primary School and Mrs Connie Lo Ng Wai-fun, the Chairman of Hong Kong Special Schools Council and Principal of Hong Chi Winifred Mary Cheung Morninghope School. An incumbent member, Professor Wong Po-choi is re-appointed.@

     All three members are appointed in their personal capacity for a two-year term with effect from January 1, 2010.

     An Education Bureau spokesman said, "With these three members' rich experience in education, we are confident that they will be able to provide valuable advice and contribute to the work of the commission."

     The spokesman also thanked outgoing member Mr Tang Kwai-tai, former Chairman of Subsidised Primary Schools Council and Mrs Rita Mansukhani Au Hay-lun, former Chairman of the Hong Kong Special Schools Council, for their valuable contribution to the work of the commission.  

     The full membership list of the commission is as follows:

Dr Moses Cheng Mo-chi

Ex-officio Members:
Permanent Secretary for Education, Mr Raymond Wong
Chairman, Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications, Mr Cheung Pak-hong
Chairman, Curriculum Development Council, Professor Edmond Ko Inq-ming
Chairman, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority Council, Mr Ng Hak-kim
Chairman, Quality Education Fund Steering Committee, Mr Pang Yiu-kai
Chairman, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research, Professor Cheng Kai-ming
Chairman, University Grants Committee, Mrs Laura M Cha
Chairman, Vocational Training Council, Mr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen

Non-official Members:
Mr Langton Cheung Yung-pong
Mr Lester Garson Huang
Professor Lee Wing-on
Miss Gloria Leung Chi-kin
Mr Liu Ah-chuen
Mrs Connie Lo Ng Wai-fun  
Ms Shirley Marie Therese Loo
Mr Tong Chung-fan
Mr Wong Kwan-yu
Professor Wong Po-choi

Ends/Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Issued at HKT 14:32


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