EdUHK President’s Commendation Scheme Recognises Students’ Achievements
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) held the President’s Commendation Scheme Awardees Reception today (27 March) to commend students on their outstanding achievements beyond academic studies in the past year.
Since its inception in 2010, the President’s Commendation Scheme has provided university-level recognition of students who have achieved outstanding performance in specific non-academic areas, namely Arts and Culture, Community Service, Leadership and Sports. The category of Innovation, Science and Technology was introduced in 2016/17 to encourage students to transform knowledge and apply innovative ideas and technology in their daily lives.
This year, eight students were awarded the President’s Appreciation for excellent performance in Arts and Culture, or Sports, and one student was awarded the President’s Commendation, the highest level of recognition in the Scheme, for her distinguished performance in the field of Arts and Culture.
The Whole Person Development Award was introduced last year to promote all-round development and recognise students’ achievements in co-curricular activities. Four students were included on the Dean of Students’ List, which is the highest Award, for their leadership and outstanding achievements in organising such activities.
Addressing the ceremony, EdUHK President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung congratulated all the winners of the Awards on their outstanding achievements, adding that regardless of their talent and interests, the awardees have one thing in common: “they are active in co-curricular activities and have a strong desire for personal growth. This characteristic fits in well with the objective of the Scheme, which is to encourage students to learn both in and outside the classrooms to broaden their horizons and whole person development.”
The President’s Commendation Scheme Award is open to all full-time students enrolled at EdUHK. For the brief biographies of the recipients of the President’s Commendation Scheme Award 2018/19, please visit:
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