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LCQ20: Project Yi Jin

     Following is a question by the Hon Cheung Kwok-che and a written reply by the Secretary for Education, Mr Michael Suen, in the Legislative Council today (November 24):


     Since it inception in 2000, Project Yi Jin (PYJ) has been providing Secondary Five school leavers and adult learners with opportunities for continuing education.  In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:

(a) of the number of PYJ graduates each year since 2001;

(b) of the respective numbers and ratios of PYJ graduates who took up employment and those who pursued further studies each year since 2001; and

(c) of the respective numbers of PYJ graduates who were employed by the Government to fill civil service posts and non-civil service posts each year since 2001, with a breakdown by government department?



(a) The total number of full certificates awarded by the institutions offering Project Yi Jin (PYJ) from 2000/01 to 2009/10 is 38 006.  The number of full certificates awarded in each academic year is at Annex I.

(b) The Programme Management Committee of PYJ has been conducting annual tracking surveys by telephone since 2008 to better understand the employment situation and articulation pathways for PYJ graduates.  Two surveys were conducted during the periods from October to December 2008 and from January to March 2010 with the full-time graduates of the 2007/08 and 2008/09 academic years as the target respondents.  The results of the telephone surveys are summarised at Annex II.

(c) According to the information provided by some government departments, a total of 1 925 holders of the PYJ full certificate have been appointed to civil service posts from the year 2001 till September 30, 2010.  Relevant information is at Annex III.  We do not have information on the number of PYJ graduates on non-civil service engagement in the Government.

Ends/Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Issued at HKT 12:53


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