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Secretary for Education visits applied learning exhibition (with photos)

     The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, today (February 28) visited the Exhibition on Applied Learning (ApL) Courses co-organised by the Education Bureau and course providers. He encouraged senior secondary students to take the opportunity to opt for ApL courses catering to their needs.
     Mr Ng was briefed by representatives of the participating post-secondary institutions on the course information. He also chatted with visiting students to understand their study plans and aspirations.

     He said that by offering the ApL subjects, schools could give students an opportunity to reach out to and acquire knowledge in professional and vocational fields at the senior secondary level. This could enable them to map out their development plans early, whether they be for further study or employment.

     Mr Ng encouraged students to draw up their career plans based on their own interests and aspirations, look for relevant courses and learning opportunities, and achieve their goals accordingly.

     This year the number of secondary schools offering ApL courses has increased to 318.

     For the new cohort of senior secondary students, the number of ApL courses to be offered will rise to 37 in the six areas of Creative Studies; Media and Communication; Business, Management and Law; Services; Applied Science; and Engineering and Production. Newly added and revised courses include Applied Business Research, Practical Computerised Accounting, Child Care and Education, Foundation in Chinese Medicine, Exploring Psychology, and Mobile and Online Apps Development.
     Students and parents are welcome to visit the three-day Exhibition on ApL Courses launched at InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, today. Representatives of post-secondary institutions will introduce their ApL course contents and help students select suitable courses.

Ends/Thursday, February 28, 2013
Issued at HKT 18:07


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