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Education Commission Chairman welcomes CE's Policy Address

The following is issued on behalf of the Education Commission:

     The Chairman of the Education Commission, Dr Moses Cheng,   welcomed today (October 13) the new initiatives on education announced in the Chief Executive's 2010/11 Policy Address and issued the following statement:

     "As the Chairman of the Education Commission, I welcome the various new initiatives on education as announced by the Chief Executive in his Policy Address, including those to provide multiple and flexible pathways for our young people and to reinforce the promotion of national education.  In particular on the development of education services, I keenly support the Government's continuous effort in promoting the internationalisation and diversification of the education sector, which will reinforce the position of Hong Kong as the regional education hub, nurture talent for other industries, attract quality students and enhance our competitive edge, in order to facilitate the long-term development of Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta and the Mainland as a whole.     

     "The Education Commission set up the Working Group on the Development of Education Services in Hong Kong early this year.  In the past few months, we have been soliciting views from various stakeholders in the education and other sectors.  We will analyse their views and put forward concrete proposals for the Education Bureau's consideration.

     "I am also very pleased with the Government's initiative to enhance the quality of the self-financing post-secondary education sector, in order to provide more articulation opportunities and choices for our students.  The proposed $2.5 billion Self-financing Post-secondary Endowment Fund for the development of self-financing post-secondary education will benefit the long-term development of the sector by providing stable and sustainable financial support."

Ends/Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Issued at HKT 16:39


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