Faculty Graduation Ceremony 2011
The Faculty held its graduation ceremony on December 13, 2011 at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. This year, the Faculty conferred degrees upon 982 graduates; of these, 434 were conferred higher degrees, 150 with Bachelor’s degrees, and 398 with Postgraduate Certificates in Advanced Educational Studies and Postgraduate Diplomas in Education. One scholarship and eight prizes were also presented to outstanding students.
Mr Kenneth Chen, JP, the Under Secretary for Education, was the guest of honour, while Professor Tsui Lap Chee, the Vice-Chancellor and President of HKU, presided over the ceremony. Mr Chen shared with the graduates two inspiring stories of teachers and students whom he met in the past. He also shared an inspiring message about the need to make a difference, to address inequality, and to remember poor and deprived students by providing them with all the help we can give. He believes that teachers should be inspired to teach not only the 'A' students—because they are easy to teach—but more importantly, the weak and underprivileged children. In conclusion, he said, 'You have been given a wonderful education here at the HKU, and I have no doubt that you have met great teachers along the way who have loved you and inspired you. You can pay forward the gratitude by making an impact on the lives of future students, thus making this world a little more just and a little better than how you have found.' We believe that all of our graduates should keep this in mind long after the graduation ceremony.
Hong Kong University Education Alumni Association
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Hong Kong University Education Faculty Research Degrees Alumni Association
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