Every one is entitled to a good education. As educators, we should try to provide the best for students.
For two decades, we have discussed and reviewed our education system; we have studied and analyzed systems of other countries; we have argued and debated what would be best for Hong Kong.
Our opinions may be divided but our objective is the same – to provide our next generation the best education and an equal opportunity to realize their dreams.
We want the education we provide be the means for our students to develop their greatest abilities. We want our schools to be a place where imagination is stimulated, creativity celebrated and diversity embraced. We want teaching and learning to be fun and entertaining. We want our teachers to be a source of inspiration and guidance and fill our students with hope, vision and confidence. We want our students be curious and eager learners.
In this issue of “UST Link”, you will find Deputy Secretary for Education
Dr K K Chan recounts the history of Hong Kong’s education reform. You will read about how the New Academic Structure (NAS, 334) has leveled the playing field, demolished barriers and closed gaps. Also in this issue, you will find out more about our collective efforts toward achieving a smooth transition to the NAS.
Time has come to move beyond our divisions and work together for our common goal.
Professor Kar Yan TAM
Dean of Undergraduate Education