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Chairman and members of Advisory Committee on Gifted Education appointed
     The Government today (March 31) announced the appointment of Dr Eugene Chan Kin-keung to succeed Dr Pang Yiu-kai as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Gifted Education (ACGE), as well as the appointment of four new members and the reappointment of six incumbent members for a term of two years with effect from April 1, 2023.
     The four newly appointed members are Ms Dung Yi-ping, Mr Lau Kwong-yip, Mr Rex Sham Pui-sum and Ms Ayse Wong Oi-sze. The six reappointed members are Mr Eric Chan Sze-yuen, Mr Brian Cheng Ho-wai, Ms Joanne Chong Sze-pui, Professor Chui Yat-hung, Dr Ada Li Yuen-yung and Professor Tse Chi-kong.
     The Secretary for Education, Dr Choi Yuk-lin, welcomed the appointments. She said, "Dr Chan is an eminent community leader who has been appointed to various advisory and statutory bodies. I am confident that, by virtue of Dr Chan's strong leadership as well as the extensive expertise and experience of members from different fields and professions, the ACGE will continue to offer to the bureau constructive advice from multiple perspectives on planning the long-term development of gifted education in Hong Kong so that multi-skilled talents can be nurtured for the development of our city and country."
  Dr Choi expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the outgoing Chairman, Dr Pang Yiu-kai. She said, "Dr Pang has served as the Chairman of the ACGE since its establishment in April 2017. Under his exemplary leadership, the ACGE has offered invaluable recommendations to the bureau on the policies and development of gifted education over the years, such as introducing the Off-school Advanced Learning Programmes funded by the Gifted Education Fund and strengthening the provision of gifted student services by the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education. I would like to pay tribute to Dr Pang for his excellent chairmanship and enthusiasm."
     She also thanked the outgoing members, Sister Anita Kwok Ming-ying, Ms Cecilia Lee Sau-wai, Ms Carrie Leung Ka-lai and Dr John Tan Kang, for their invaluable contribution during their tenure.
     Dr Choi commended the ACGE for its effort in advancing gifted education in Hong Kong. She said, "To step up the promotion of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) education in primary and secondary schools, we are going to inject an additional $600 million into the Gifted Education Fund for it to generate additional investment returns per annum and to strengthen support for the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education. We are also encouraging different organisations to provide gifted students with quality advanced learning programmes as well as training, activities and competitions at the local, cross-territory, national and international levels, allowing them to showcase their talents to the full."
     The membership list of the ACGE with effect from April 1, 2023, is as follows:
Dr Eugene Chan Kin-keung
Non-official Members
Mr Eric Chan Sze-yuen
Mr Brian Cheng Ho-wai
Ms Joanne Chong Sze-pui
Professor Chui Yat-hung
Ms Dung Yi-ping*
Mr Lau Kwong-yip*
Dr Ada Li Yuen-yung
Mr Rex Sham Pui-sum*
Professor Tse Chi-kong
Ms Ayse Wong Oi-sze*
*new members
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
     The ACGE advises 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/Friday, March 31, 2023
Issued at HKT 11:28
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