Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching
Mrs Cherry TSE Kit-ching is the Permanent Secretary for Education for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a position she has held since 21 December 2010. The Education Bureau is responsible for formulating policies, introducing legislation and overseeing the provision of education to help students develop their skills and potential. She was the Commissioner for Labour responsible for, among other things the introduction of statutory minimum wage in Hong Kong. Before this she was a Deputy Secretary for Education from 2001-05. Mrs Tse joined the Hong Kong Government’s Administrative Service in 1984 and has worked in various bureaus and departments, covering areas such as public finance, preparation for Hong Kong’s reunification with mainland China, international trade negotiations, poverty-related issues and constitutional development. She attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and was awarded a Master of Public Administration Degree. She was also named a Littauer Fellow for leadership and academic achievement. Later she completed, on a part-time basis, a Master of Education (Educational Psychology) programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and was placed on the Dean’s List.
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