The President of the OUHK Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong (second from left) and Executive Director and General Manager of TVB Mr Cheong Shin-keong (second from right) officiate at today's Agreement Signing Ceremony of “Knowledge for All” TV programme.
Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong expects that the brand new 'Knowledge for All' programmes will help further promote the culture of lifelong education among all in Hong Kong.
Four TVB artists share their learning experience and introduce new highlights of the “Knowledge for All” programme at the ceremony.
A group photo of honoured guests from the OUHK and TVB.
Since its inception in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has been committed to promoting lifelong learning and serving the community through offering quality, professional and flexible education. The University has also been broadcasting educational television programmes on public TV channels for nearly three decades, and one of its longstanding partners is the Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). Recently the two parties have renewed their collaboration on educational programmes to be broadcast on TVB's Pearl channel every Sunday morning from 9am to 1pm. Starting from September 2018, the educational TV programme "Open for Learning" will be renamed as "Knowledge for All" to emphasize the diversity of the topics that could be enjoyed by all.
An agreement signing ceremony cum press conference for the new "Knowledge for All" TV programme was held today on the OUHK's Jockey Club Campus. Officiating at the ceremony were the President of the OUHK Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong and the Executive Director and General Manager of TVB Mr Cheong Shin-keong. Other guests included Vice President (Academic) of the OUHK Prof. Reggie Kwan Ching-ping, Vice President (Administration & Development) of the OUHK Prof. Tong Chong-sze, Associate Vice President (Academic Support & External Links) of the OUHK Prof. Ip Yiu-keung, Director of Education Technology & Publishing of the OUHK Dr Eva Tsang Yuen-mei, Director of Public Affairs of the OUHK Ms Florence Chan Yuk-sau, Advertising Sales Director (Pearl & TVB News Channel) of the Marketing & Sales Division of TVB Mr Benny Chung, the 2nd Runner-Up of Miss Hong Kong 2017 Ms Emily Wong, Big Big Channel’s Miss Congeniality Boanne Cheung, TVB artistes Ms Lisa Ch’ng and Mr William Chak, and the emcee of the ceremony Mr Jeoffrey Wong.
Addressing the ceremony, Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong said, "Knowledge is equally valuable to everyone. No one should be deprived of the opportunities for education due to his or her age or socio-economic background. Since the establishment of the OUHK in 1989, the university has been offering open and flexible education to the community, from young secondary school graduates to working adults who are keen to acquire knowledge for a brighter and better future. I believe that the brand new ‘Knowledge for All’ programme will enable citizens in Hong Kong to enjoy a convenient and innovative learning experience and help further promote the culture of lifelong education among all."
Mr Cheong Shin Keong said in his speech, "Special thanks to The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) for their long-standing support and trust in both TVB and Pearl. We will continue to work closely with the OUHK to bring high quality educational programmes to the people of Hong Kong. We will broadcast our programmes on TVB Pearl every week for anyone to watch and acquire new information, and keep our audience updated on the current state of affairs. In the past, people was able to obtain a university degree in their spare time through the education courses offered by OUHK. Today, people can obtain better qualifications even through the University’s full-time programmes and develop their career and other interests, thanks to the effort that the OUHK has put into higher education over the years."
During the ceremony, the TVB artistes also shared their personal learning experiences and introduced new highlights of the "Knowledge for All" programme.
The brand new four-hour TV programme will cover a wide spectrum of topics such as culture and literature, professional business management, language, healthcare, as well as science and technology. Highlight programmes include "You are What You SPEAK: Accurate English Pronunciation and Fluent English Speaking" (正確的英語發音和流利的英語), "360-degree China Series: China's Ocean Studies in the South China Sea and the Polar Region" (中國在南海和極地的海洋研究), “Alpha Fintech”, “Home Health Watch Training Day" (健康義工實務工作坊) and "MPF Day 2018" (2018強積金日).
In addition, the well-received OUHK Great Speakers Series, which features public lectures by prominent speakers from different fields and professions, will be broadcast as part of the programme. Some of the lectures to be broadcast include "The 2018-19 Budget - An outline for future opportunities and challenges of Hong Kong economy" by the Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po and "Rambling through Dunhuang" by Visiting Research Fellow of the Dunhuang Academy Ms. Lee Mei Yin. Lecture series by the Our Hong Kong Foundation such as "China Institute Seminar Series" (中華學社講座) and "360-degree China Series" (中國360度透視) will also be featured.
For more details regarding the programme, please visit OUHK’s website: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/openlearning or TVB Pearl’s website: http://programme.tvb.com/pearl.
About the OUHK:
Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has developed into a full-fledged university providing high quality and flexible university education at various levels to secondary school graduates and working adults. The University currently offers about 220 programmes to nearly 10,000 full-time students and 9,500 part-time students. Its mission is to advance learning, knowledge and research that meet students’ learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes.
OUHK comprises five Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education provides lifelong learning opportunities by offering full-time sub-degree programmes, community learning and professional programmes. OUHK website: www.ouhk.edu.hk