Appointments to Advisory Committee on Gifted Education

     The Education Bureau today (March 31) announced the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Gifted Education (ACGE) and the appointment of Dr Pang Yiu-kai as its chairperson from April 1 for a term of two years.

     Eight members were also appointed to the ACGE, namely Professor Cheng Suk-han, Dr John Tan Kang, Sister Anita Kwok Ming-ying, Ms Sonia Cheng Chi-man, Dr Allen Fung Yuk-lun, Ms Cecilia Lee Sau-wai, Ms Carrie Leung Ka-lai and Dr Lam Hiu-fung.

     The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, said, "With Dr Pang's rich experience in community service and enthusiasm in nurturing talents for Hong Kong, we believe that he will steer the ACGE to provide invaluable advice to the Government in gifted education development with a view to nurturing future pillars of society."

     The Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approved a commitment of $800 million in 2016 for the Education Bureau to set up the Gifted Education Fund (GE Fund) for further promoting the development of gifted education in Hong Kong. It is also recommended to set up the ACGE to advise the Secretary for Education on the development of gifted education in Hong Kong and the use of the GE Fund, so as to nurture gifted students suitably by unleashing their potential to contribute to Hong Kong's future.

     The full list of membership of the ACGE with effect from April 1, 2017, is as follows:
Dr Pang Yiu-kai Deputy Managing Director of Jardine Matheson Limited
Non-official members  
Professor Cheng Shuk-ha Chair Professor of Department of Biomedical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong
Dr John Tan Kang Principal of Pun U Association Wah Yan Primary School
Sister Anita Kwok Ming-ying Principal of Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School
Ms Sonia Cheng Chi-man Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group
Dr Allen Fung Yuk-lun Executive Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
Ms Carrie Leung Ka-lai Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Ms Cecilia Lee Sau-wai Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Dr Lam Hiu-fung Chief Executive Officer of Sengital Limited
Ex-officio members  
Mrs Marion Lai Permanent Secretary for Education
Dr Catherine Chan Ka-ki Deputy Secretary for Education
Mr Frederick Lam Yun-fu Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Professor Isabella Poon Wai-yin Chairman of the Committee on Gifted Education of the Curriculum Development Council

Ends/Friday, March 31, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:30