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SED to lead delegation to Korea

     The Secretary for Education (SED), Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, will lead a Hong Kong delegation to Korea tomorrow (May 29).

     During the official visit, Mr Ng will meet with officials from the Ministry of Education and academics of the country to exchange views on kindergarten education and information technology in education.

     The delegates will visit some kindergartens, an elementary school and the Ewha Womans University to see for themselves the latest developments of kindergarten education and e-textbooks in Korea.

     In addition to visiting the Seoul Early Childhood Education and Development Institute, and the Centre for Supporting Teaching and Learning of the Seoul Education Research and Information Institute, they will also visit the Korea Education and Research Information Service and Samsung Electronics.

     Mr Ng will take the opportunity to gather with Hong Kong students and local business leaders to update them on the latest developments in Hong Kong and listen to their discussion of daily life in the country.

     The delegates accompanying the SED include the Chairman of the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education, Dr Moses Cheng; the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Education City Limited, Mr Victor Cheng; the Deputy Secretary for Education, Mrs Betty Ip; the Administrative Assistant to the SED, Mr Kenneth Cheng; and the Principal Assistant Secretary for Education (Education Infrastructure), Ms Jenny Chan.

     The delegation will return to Hong Kong on June 1.

     During Mr Ng's absence, the Under Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, will be the Acting SED.

Ends/Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:00


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