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Appointments to Advisory Committee on Gifted Education
     The Education Bureau today (April 1) announced the re-appointment of the Chairman and seven members, as well as the appointment of three new members, to the Advisory Committee on Gifted Education (ACGE) for a term of two years with effect from April 1, 2021.

     The Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, expressed his appreciation to the ACGE for its dedication to promoting gifted education in Hong Kong, particularly in providing valuable advice on the "Off-school Advanced Learning Programmes" launched in the 2019/20 school year and funded by the Gifted Education Fund. The related strategies and initiatives enable more gifted students to have access to high quality and challenging learning experiences, thereby developing their potential and expanding the talent pool of Hong Kong.

     He said, "I am pleased to have Dr Pang Yiu-kai and the incumbent members continuing to serve on the ACGE. I also welcome the participation of three new members. Given their rich experience in the education and professional sectors, I am confident that they will further enhance the development of gifted education in Hong Kong."

     Mr Yeung also expressed gratitude to the three outgoing members, Ms Sonia Cheng Chi-man, Professor Cheng Shuk-han and Dr Allen Fung Yuk-lun, for their valuable contributions to the ACGE.
     The membership list of the ACGE with effect from April 1, 2021, is set out below:

Dr Pang Yiu-kai
Non-official Members
Mr Eric Chan Sze-yuen*
Mr Brian Cheng Ho-wai
Ms Joanne Chong Sze-pui*
Professor Chui Yat-hung
Sister Anita Kwok Ming-ying
Ms Cecilia Lee Sau-wai
Ms Carrie Leung Ka-lai
Ms Ada Li Yuen-yung
Dr John Tan Kang
Professor Tse Chi-kong*
Ex-officio Members
Permanent Secretary for Education
Deputy Secretary for Education (5)
Chairman, Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Chairperson, Committee on Gifted Education of the Curriculum Development Council
*new members

     The ACGE was set up in April 2017 to advise the Secretary for Education on the use and management of the Gifted Education Fund, the long-term development of gifted education in Hong Kong, and measures and initiatives for promoting gifted education.
Ends/Thursday, April 1, 2021
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