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EdUHK to Present Honorary Fellowships to Two Distinguished Individuals

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) will present Honorary Fellowships to two distinguished individuals on 28 June (Friday), in recognition of their remarkable contributions to the University, the education and sports sector and the wider community.


The recipients (in alphabetical order of surnames) are:



  • Mr Chung Chi-kwong
  • Madam Pauline Ngan Po-ling, BBS, JP


Mr Chung Chi-kwong

Mr Chung Chi-kwong’s name has become synonymous in Hong Kong with major local, and international sporting events. Over more than 30 years, he has earned ample respect for his professionalism in broadcasting in the areas of sport, drama, variety and culture.


Chung Sir, as he is affectionately known, is passionate about sport, and majored in physical education at the Grantham College of Education, one of EdUHK’s predecessor colleges. There, he learned the competences, ethics and morals required to be a teacher, and received a strong grounding in a variety of sports. 


Within Mr Chung, there also shines a deep love for literature, history and philosophy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Arts (Philosophy) degree and a Master of Arts in Chinese language and literature. For almost a decade, he has hosted the programme "清晨爽利" (Ching Chen Shong Lee) on Hong Kong Radio, in which he engages in extensive discussions about Chinese culture and poetry, and conducted a lecture on Chinese culture for the recent Hong Kong Reading Day. 


To him, sport is a medium to demonstrate the values of responsibility, selflessness, humility and respect. Chung Sir regularly shares this approach with young people at schools in Hong Kong, as well as through events organised by EdUHK, covering topics such as Chinese culture, teacher-student relationships, writing and reading, recitation and poetry, as well as career experiences. In them, he teaches young people not to be too easily influenced by short-term victories and defeats, but instead analyse the longer-term benefits of their actions.


Madam Pauline Ngan Po-ling, BBS, JP    

Madam Pauline Ngan Po-ling has achieved remarkable success in the business world over the decades, through her unwavering spirit of perseverance. Yet, she has remained true to her mission of giving back to society and has been steadfast in promoting the development of education.


Born in Fujian, China in 1959, Madam Ngan experienced the Cultural Revolution and the hardships of rural life, depriving her of the opportunity of a formal university education. In the early 1980s, she moved to Hong Kong and later established Mainland Headwear with her husband. When listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2000, it became the only listed hat manufacturing company in the world.


In 2013, Madam Ngan invested in Bangladesh, and over ten years, built a modern factory there, stimulating local economic development and improving people's livelihoods, transforming a small village into a bustling town.


Madam Ngan has done much to help education in Hong Kong, establishing a charitable foundation and a scholarship to assist financially disadvantaged students, and donated money and raised funds to build school facilities. In Fujian and Bangladesh, she has funded the construction of facilities such as hospitals, schools, university teaching buildings, and established various education and poverty alleviation funds.


Madam Ngan holds multiple public positions, including serving as a member of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.  


In 2009, she was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government and appointed Justice of the Peace in 2013. In 2020, she was named a Supreme Honourable Winner at the Greater Bay Area Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Awards.


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EdUHK to Present Honorary Fellowships to Two Distinguished Individuals