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Establishment of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education

     The Government today (March 30) announced the establishment of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education.

     The Committee will advise the Secretary for Education on the development of the self-financing post-secondary education sector. The membership of the Committee is set out below:

Mr Tim Lui Tim-leung

Ex-officio Members
(a) Members of the Steering Committee for the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund
Mr Patrick Chan Kai-lung
Mr Albert Chow Hing-pong
Mr Chung Shui-ming
Mr Herbert Hui Ho-ming
Dr Maggie Koong May-kay
Professor Tam Kar-yan
Ms Shirley Wong She-lai

(b) Chairman of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications or his representative
(c) Chairman of the University Grants Committee or his representative
(d) Representative of the Secretary for Education

Non-official Members
Professor Chan Tsang-sing
Professor Jeffrey Kong Yau-pak
Professor Lee Chack-fan
Dr Carrie Willis
Professor Danny Wong Shek-nam

     The above appointments are for a period of two years from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2014.

     The Secretary for Education, Mr Michael Suen, said, "Mr Lui is a prominent community leader who has a wealth of experience in public service including the higher education sector. He has rendered valuable insight and sterling support for the higher education sector by having served as Member of the University Grants Committee and governing councils of higher education institutions. I am confident that under his capable leadership, the Committee will serve as an excellent platform for discussing macro and strategic issues of common interest to the self-financing post-secondary sector, as well as promoting quality and good practices."

     The University Grants Committee conducted a higher education review in 2010 and submitted a report titled "Aspirations for the Higher Education System in Hong Kong".  The Government has endorsed the overall strategies and directions recommended in the report and agreed, among other things, to set up an advisory body to oversee the development of the fast-developing self-financing post-secondary education sector in Hong Kong. The Government also set up the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund with an injection of $2.5 billion to provide scholarships and financial support for quality enhancement and quality assurance.

Ends/Friday, March 30, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:27


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