Task Force on Review of Self-financing Post-secondary Education convenes first meeting

     The Task Force on Review of Self-financing Post-secondary Education convened its first meeting today (November 13) to discuss its terms of reference and work plan.

     The terms of reference of the Task Force are as follows:

(i) To consider the overall role and function of the self-financing post-secondary education sector in serving the long-term education and manpower needs of Hong Kong;

(ii) To review major issues of concern pertinent to the ecology of the self-financing sector, including the role of the self-financing operation of subvented institutions vis-à-vis self-financing post-secondary institutions;

(iii) To review the future development of sub-degree programmes; and

(iv) Having regard to the outcome of the review, to identify scope for improvement and make recommendations to the Secretary for Education.

     The Task Force will hold further meetings in the coming months to discuss specific issues of concern regarding the self-financing post-secondary education sector, and will listen to the views of stakeholders during the process. Public engagement activities will also be conducted. The Task Force aims to complete its work by the end of 2018.

     The Task Force was established by the Secretary for Education on October 19, 2017, following the relevant announcement in the Chief Executive's 2017 Policy Address. The membership is as follows:

Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung

Non-official members
Dr Alex Chan Siu-kun
Mr Henry Fan Hung-ling
Professor Reggie Kwan Ching-ping
Mr Tim Lui Tim-leung
Professor Julia Tao Lai Po-wah

Official members
Secretary for Education or his representative
Secretary-General of the University Grants Committee or his representative

Ends/Monday, November 13, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:15