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EDB welcomes appointment of Dr Jimmy Wong Kam-yiu as Executive Director of Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
     The Education Bureau (EDB) today (December 28) welcomed the appointment of Dr Jimmy Wong Kam-yiu as the new Executive Director of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) with effect from January 4, 2021.
     The HKAGE has just made the announcement of the new appointment.  Dr Wong is currently a member of the Steering Committee on Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education and was formerly the Centre Director of Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Science Innovation Centre. In 2011, Dr Wong was awarded the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service.
     The Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, said, "Dr Wong has been passionately devoted to nurturing gifted students for years and has rich experience in the field. We believe that under the professional leadership of the Board of Directors of the HKAGE and the new Executive Director, the HKAGE will continue to provide quality and challenging off-school programmes for students with exceptional talents to tie in with the gifted education policy of Hong Kong. We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the outgoing Executive Director, Professor Ng Tai-kai, for his dedicated service to the HKAGE over the past years. Thanks to his leadership, the Academy has successfully enriched and diversified its gifted education programmes for students."
     Mr Yeung added, "The Government attaches great importance to the nurturing of talents by providing policy and resource support. The Gifted Education Fund, set up in 2016, has received a total injection of $1.6 billion so far. It provides sustained funding support to the HKAGE to enhance its services for the development of gifted education in Hong Kong and a wide variety of off-school advanced learning programmes for gifted students to unleash their potential."
Ends/Monday, December 28, 2020
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