2021/22 Territory-wide Junior Secondary Quiz Competition on Chinese History and Culture Finals and Award Ceremony
- 11 Jun, 2022
- Department of Literature and Cultural Studies
Organized by the Education Bureau (EDB) and co-organized by the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), the Finals and Award Ceremony of the 2021/22 Territory-wide Junior Secondary Quiz Competition on Chinese History and Culture is held today (11 June 2022). The competition aims to promote and raise the enthusiasm of junior secondary school students in Hong Kong in learning Chinese history and culture. By competing against each other, students can learn and encourage one another. Through the competition, students can build a strong moral character, broaden their horizons, and continue to pass on the Chinese culture.
The competition is open to all Secondary One to Secondary Three students in Hong Kong and is divided into two rounds: the preliminary and final rounds. The competition has received an overwhelming response, with 71 schools and about 5,500 students participating. The top 12 schools with the highest cumulative total score in the preliminary round were invited to compete in the finals, which are held today at the EdUHK Tai Po Campus. The top four schools with the highest score will compete for the championship. An Award Ceremony was held today immediately after the finals, to honor the participating students for their knowledge and enthusiasm for Chinese history and culture.
Dr. Ip Sum Ming, Chief Curriculum Development Officer of the Personal, Social and Humanities Education Section, Curriculum Development Institute, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, delivered a speech after the final round and said, “because of the enthusiastic support and encouragement of all principals and teachers in this room, motivating students to participate in various activities that promote the learning of Chinese history and culture, this competition can be held successfully even under the pandemic. I sincerely hope that through the joint efforts of the Education Bureau and the school sector, we can enhance students' understanding and interest in the history and culture of our own country, so as to respect, appreciate and care about the historical development and cultural heritage of China. I also hope that the participating students will continue to pursue further study in Chinese history and culture, which will certainly benefit them throughout their lives.”. Dr. Li, Yuen Mei Fanny, the Acting Head of Department, Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, the Education University of Hong Kong, also expressed that “Chinese history and culture are valuable resources for developing a sense of belonging to the country and people, promoting personal growth, and training thinking skills. The competition today showcased student’s interest in Chinese history and culture, and we hope to continue to create a strong learning atmosphere through diversified activities that allow students to appreciate the excellent Chinese historical traditions and rich cultural connotations.”.
After a fierce competition, Munsang College was the champion of the competition, Pui Kiu Middle School was the first runner-up, and the second and third runners-up were Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College and Buddhist Tai Hung College, respectively.
Competition Website: https://chist-competition.eduhk.hk/