The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) marked its 22nd birthday today
(6 Nov) with the Alumni Homecoming Day cum Inauguration Ceremony of Campus
Phase II Donor Wall held at its Ho Man Tin campus. Some 250 OUHK donors,
alumni, staff and students joined the jubilation and witnessed the launch
of the OUHK New College Project.
The celebration kicked off with
the Inauguration Ceremony of the Campus Phase II Donor Wall to extend the
University's appreciation for the support from donors towards the OUHK's
Campus Phase II Project and its fundraising efforts under the Government's
Fifth Matching Grant Scheme. It was jointly officiated by the University's
Deputy Council Chairman Mr Edward Cheung Wing-yui, Sponsorship and
Development Fund Committee (SDFC) Deputy Chairman Dr Vincent Woo Wing-fai
and President Prof. John C Y Leong.
In his welcoming remarks, Mr
Cheung said, 'With the enthusiastic support from the community, the OUHK
has achieved encouraging results in the development of its campus and
education services over the past 22 years. We are most grateful to all
OUHK community members for their dedication and devotion.'
ceremony was followed by the presentation of a birthday card by
representatives of student and alumni associations.
The day also
celebrated the launch of the OUHK New College Project, which was
officiated by Mr Cheung, Dr Woo, Prof. Leong, and members of the Council
and the SDFC. The New College will be built on Chung Hau Street in close
vicinity of the Ho Man Tin campus. It is expected to be ready for
occupation by the end of 2013 and will offer full-time programmes in
cultural and creative arts, testing and certification and medical services
to train talent to support the Government's six crucial industries.
At the ceremony, Prof. Leong called on participants and guests to
support the New College Project and 'Name a Desk' fundraising campaign.
A series of fabulous performances by alumni and students,
including dancing, martial arts and taekwondo display, yo-yo tricks,
orchestral music and singing, was lined up for the day.
also sales of souvenirs printed with the 'Open Your Eyes' design specially
created by renowned local radio programme host and designer Mr Jan Lamb.
The design, representing an abbreviation of 'Open University' and 'Open
You', also carries the meaning of widening your horizon through learning.
The OUHK is the first institution dedicated to open and distance
education in Hong Kong. Since its establishment by the Government in 1989,
the University has provided high quality and flexible further education
for over 160,000 learners. More than 60,000 of them have graduated with
qualifications at certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate