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38 teachers commended

Acting Chief Executive Paul Chan presented the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence to 15 teachers at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre today.   Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung presented the Certificate of Merit to 23 teachers.   Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Chan expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the awarded teachers and thanked them for their dedicated efforts in education.   He encouraged teachers to actively participate in exchange activities with the Mainland and explained that through observation and exchanges, they could explore ways to improve teaching professionalism with outstanding senior teachers on the Mainland.   They can also use these opportunities to strengthen their understanding of the country’s politics, economy, society, history and culture, and then share their knowledge gained with colleagues and students, Mr Chan added.   There was a total of 121 and 104 nominations for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 awards.  

Top prosecutor appointed

The Department of Justice announced today that Principal Government Counsel Maggie Yang has been appointed Director of Public Prosecutions to oversee its Prosecutions Division.   The Director of Public Prosecutions is responsible for directing public prosecutions and advising on the development, enforcement and implementation of criminal law. Ms Yang was selected for the position through a promotion and open recruitment exercise.   Welcoming the appointment, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng said Ms Yang is well qualified to take forward the Prosecutions Division’s important work with her solid professional knowledge and experience in criminal law and strong leadership skills.   She also described Ms Yang as a lawyer of outstanding abilities and integrity.   “I am confident that she is competent to lead the Prosecutions Division to rise to the challenges ahead and discharge her role as the Director of Public Prosecutions in a fair and impartial manner.”   Click here for Ms Yang’s biography.
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