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SED and HK education delegation visit Beijing for professional exchanges (with photos)

     The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, and a Hong Kong education delegation today (September 27) commenced their visit to Beijing for professional exchanges.

     The National Day Delegation from the Educational Sector of Hong Kong 2013 comprises more than 100 Hong Kong education workers, including representatives of education organisations, advisory committees and tertiary institutions as well as teachers and principals of kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools.

     This is the eighth time the National Day Delegation from the Educational Sector of Hong Kong has been organised since 2006, with the aim of promoting exchanges and co-operation between education workers of Hong Kong and Beijing for the benefit of learning and teaching as well as school curriculum development, and to enable Hong Kong education workers to see for themselves the latest developments in the country from multiple perspectives.

     This morning the delegation visited Tsinghua University, where the delegates toured its campus and had exchanges with teachers and students.

     In the meantime, Mr Ng exchanged views with the university's leaders on issues such as the enhancement of academic collaboration between tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and Tsinghua University as well as the performance of Hong Kong students studying at the University.

     There are currently some 150 Hong Kong students at Tsinghua University. Mr Ng also took the opportunity to meet some of the Hong Kong students to better understand their daily life.

     As in previous years, the Hong Kong delegates and their counterparts from Macau were received by a state leader in the afternoon. Speaking at the Great Hall of the People, the Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Mr Zhang Baowen, welcomed the delegates and introduced some of the developments in the country over the last decade.

     Officials accompanying Mr Ng include the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary for Education, Mr Kenneth Cheng, and the Principal Assistant Secretary (Quality Assurance and School-based Support), Mrs Hong Chan Tsui-wah.

Ends/Friday, September 27, 2013
Issued at HKT 18:50


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