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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.  

Cultural body board chair reappointed

The Government announced that Chief Executive Carrie Lam has reappointed Henry Tang as Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.   His appointment is for another two years starting October 1 and the notice was gazetted today.   Mrs Lam said the West Kowloon Cultural District has seen remarkable progress in the past two years, establishing itself as a new cultural landmark in the city.   She pointed out that in addition to the Xiqu Centre, Freespace and the Art Park, two world-class museums, the M+ Museum and the Hong Kong Palace Museum, will open in the near future.   “I have every confidence that under Mr Tang’s capable leadership, the West Kowloon Cultural District will be playing a key part in Hong Kong’s development as a hub for arts and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world, a goal set out in the National 14th Five-Year Plan.”   The board is responsible for the planning, development, operation and maintenance of the West Kowloon Cultural District’s arts and cultural facilities and related facilities.
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