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Appointment of Chairman of Council of Hong Kong Metropolitan University
     The Government announced today (May 27) that the Chief Executive has appointed Dr Conrad Wong Tin-cheung as the Chairman of the Council of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) for a term of three years with effect from June 20, 2022.  
     The Chief Executive also appointed Mr Henry Tong Sau-chai and Mr Arnold Cheng Ka-kui as the Deputy Chairman and the Treasurer of the HKMU Council respectively for the same period.
     The Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, welcomed the appointments. "Dr Wong has served as Deputy Chairman of the Council since 2019. He has a strong commitment to serving the community and a solid track record of public service, including his past service on the Vocational Training Council as the Deputy Chairman. I am confident that with his breadth of experience in the education sector, he will competently lead HKMU from strength to strength," he said.
     Mr Yeung also paid tribute to Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam, the outgoing Chairman of the HKMU Council. "Having served on the Council since 2006 and as Chairman since 2016, Mr Wong has spearheaded numerous initiatives to further the development of HKMU, including the retitling of the university, the commissioning of the Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare campus, and taking forward the HKMU (Zhaoqing) development project. Under his visionary leadership, HKMU celebrated its 30th anniversary and continued to evolve into a full-fledged comprehensive university offering students high-quality education and flexible learning pathways. The achievements of HKMU over the past years owe much to the contributions of Mr Wong," he said.
Ends/Friday, May 27, 2022
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