Statement by Chief Executive

     The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, issued the following statement on the passage of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (Amendment) Bill 2016 (the Bill) at the Legislative Council (LegCo) today (May 19):

     "The Bill received its third reading at LegCo this morning and will be gazetted next Friday. The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) will be retitled the Education University of Hong Kong on that day.

     "I sincerely congratulate the Council, the President, teachers, students and alumni of HKIEd. Their hard work over the years is finally bearing fruit. I believe they will make a greater contribution to the development of education in Hong Kong."

Ends/Thursday, May 19, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:19