- Central Policy Unit
Members of the Central Policy Unit
the Vision to Life - Hong Kong's Long-Term Development Needs
and Goals (pdf
format - 421 Kb)
3.The Way Forward
Strategic Themes: Theme 2 Enhancing competitiveness
3.15 Highest quality human resources
A fundamental overhaul of Hong Kong's education and vocational
training system is needed to meet
the community's changing needs. This process must take into account
the best international practices.
This would include providing an education system that stimulates
innovative and creative thinking
and enhances information technology skills as well as English
and Chinese language skills. It is also
essential for the Hong Kong community to recognise the importance
of life-long learning. The
Commission notes that the Government has been implementing a
number of major initiatives to
improve the quality of education and vocational training and
welcomes the Education Commission's
review of the education system.
- Department of Justice
- BLIS - Hong Kong Bilingual Laws Information System ( English | Chinese)
One can obtain an online copy of the relevant chapter of Hong
Kong Law simply by entering the chapter number in the designated
area. Once you arrive at the website, click on Go to BLIS and
enter the chapter number in the box indicated.
- Trust Law
- Recognition of Trusts Ordinance (CAP 76)
- Registrered Trustees Incorporation Ordinance (CAP 306)
- Trustee Ordinance (CAP 29)
- Variation of Trusts Ordinance (CAP 253)
- Education and Manpower Bureau (English)
No longer available at this address.
Important Note: Many of the
pages listed here have been either moved or deactivated by their
respective hosts. Those indicated in red were no longer valid
as of 03/01/03. As it was recently announced that the EMB and
Department of Education will be consolidated; it is likely that
more webpages will disappear. When the dust has settled a new
attempt will be made to reorient you in the proper direction.
Further important notice: The
long awaited SCOLAR report is out. A link
to the report is provided below.
The EMB is responsible for formulating, developing, and reviewing
education and manpower policies, programmes, and legislation
in for the Government of the Special Administrative Region of
Hong Kong. The bureau also monitors the services provided by
the Education Department, the University Grants Committee, the
Student Financial Assistance Agency, the Hong Kong Examinations
and Assessment Authority, as well as the Vocational Training
Council, the Employees Retraining Board, the Construction Industry
Training Authority, and the Clothing Industry Training Authority.
- Education Commission
The Education Commission (EC) was set up in February 1984
as a non-statutory body to advise government on the overall development
of Hong Kong education with regard to community needs.
The commission monitors progress in seven key areas including
language education, curriculum reform, support for schools, professional
development, admissions systems, assessment mechanisms and post-secondary
- Hong Kong Department of Education (English
No longer available at this address.|
Inspectorate Division No longer available
at this address.
- Curriculum Development
Statistics) No longer available at
Reform (Text only - English) No longer
available at this address.
(Text only - English) No longer available
at this address.
Language education And
Research (SCOLAR) (English
This is SCOLAR's long awaited report
and list of recommendations for language education reform. You
have until 28 February 2003 to submit your comment and suggestions.
- Language Fund Project List
- Chinese (Cantonese)
- Chinese and Putonghua
- Cross-language products
Projects funded by SCHOLAR according to date, project type, and
grantee for the purpose of enhancing English language training
in Hong Kong. Funded projects cover the years from 1994-98. Project
- research development (RD)
- learning activities/programs (LL)
- teacher development/training (TT/TD)
- research (R)
- others (O)
- The Committee (Chinese
- Workplace English Campaign
Kong Examinations and Assessment No
longer available at this address.
The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority is
an independent, self-financing statutory body, formerly known
as the Hong Kong Examinations Authority. The authority provides
assessment of basic competency in Chinese, English and Mathematics
for primary-one to secondary-three students.
The authority conducts two local public examinations: the Hong
Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) and the Hong
Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE). On behalf of overseas
examining bodies and local professional bodies, it also administers
over 120 other examinations leading to academic, professional
or practical qualifications in a variety of areas. The London
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) examinations, the Associated
Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) examinations, and
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination
are among these.
- Hong Kong Institute of Education
The HKIEd is a leading teacher education institution in the Hong
Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The Hong Kong Institute
of Education (HKIEd) was formally established by statute in April
1994 by uniting the former Northcote College of Education, Grantham
College of Education, Sir Robert Black College of Education,
the Hong Kong Technical Teachers' College and the Institute of
Language in Education, as recommended by the Education Commission
The HKIEd formally came under the aegis of the University Grants
Committee in January 1997 and was relocated to a new purpose-built
campus in Tai Po in the same year. The Institute plays a key
role in helping the Hong Kong Government fulfil its commitments:
to curriculum reform; to achieve its goal of an 'all graduate
all trained' teaching profession; and to provide for the continuous
professional development of all serving teachers.
- Inland Revenue Department (Hong Kong Special
- Quality Education Fund
The Quality Education Fund (QEF) was established on 2 January
1998 to finance projects for the promotion of quality education
in Hong Kong. The QEF was an important recommendation of the
Education Commission Report No.7 (ECR7). The QEF provides for
worthwhile non-profit making initiatives in basic education including
pre-primary, primary, secondary and special education.
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