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Signing the Hong Kong Institute of Education (Amendment) Bill 2016

This morning, I signed the Hong Kong Institute of Education (Amendment) Bill 2016 at the office. The Bill will take effect after it is published in the Gazette tomorrow (May 27), and the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) will then be renamed the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). This is the first time since 2006 that a tertiary institution becomes a university.

Witnessing today's signing ceremony were the Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim; the HKIEd Council Chairman, Mr Pang Yiu-kai; the HKIEd President, Professor Stephen Cheung; the HKIEd Vice Presidents, Professor John Lee, Professor Lui Tai-lok and Ms Sarah Wong; former HKIEd President (and now the Secretary for Transport and Housing) Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung; and the University Grants Committee Chairman, Mr Carlson Tong.

In my brief remarks, I offered my congratulations to the HKIEd and thanked all attendees and the Council members, teachers, students and alumni of the HKIEd for their dedicated efforts. I am confident that they will continue to work hard and make even greater contribution to the development of education in Hong Kong.

I presented the pen used for signing the Bill to EdUHK to commemorate the occasion.

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Video of the Chief Executive signing the Hong Kong Institute of Education (Amendment) Bill 2016

May 26, 2016