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    In loving memory of President Emeritus Prof. Tam Sheung-wai

    Prof. Tam Sheung-wai, President Emeritus of the OUHK, passed away peacefully on 1 January this year at the age of 86. We are deeply saddened by the news and offer our sincere condolences to his family.

    Prof. Tam took up the headship of the then Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong in 1995. During his eight years of service, he successfully led the Institute to grow and develop rapidly and significantly, including gaining self-accrediting status in 1996 and then university title in 1997. Under his able leadership, the quality of our curriculum was enhanced and our distance learning programmes were made available in various provinces in Mainland China, helping countless learners realize their dreams for education. He later led the University to further expand by introducing full-time programmes for secondary school leavers in 2001.

    In recognition of his remarkable contributions to higher education, Prof. Tam had been presented with many awards and honours from different educational institutions around the world, including the Prize of Excellence for individuals from the International Council for Open and Distance Education in 2001 and the honorary degree of Doctor of University from the Open University, UK, in 2002. Prof. Tam retired from his presidency at the OUHK in November 2003 and was conferred Doctor of Science honoris causa in 2006.

    Prof. Tam had dedicated his boundless wisdom and tremendous efforts to developing the OUHK from a distance learning institution into a university excelling in higher education. His invaluable contributions will always be remembered by us.

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