A warm welcome for 4,500 freshmen
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President H K Chang, Vice-President (Education) Professor Edmond Ko and Student Union President Mr Sunny Wong all welcomed the new students. "You should have a sense of pride in your own culture," said Professor Chang, who encouraged the newcomers to learn more about Chinese civilization and to improve their English as well. He said that of all cities in the world,
"Bilingualism is the edge by which
Meanwhile, Professor Ko compared CityU to a gold mine. These treasures, such as overseas study and cultural exchange opportunities,and numerous scholarships, are varied--but time is limited, he added. Professor Ko then advised students on the rules of the treasure hunt: be proactive, set your goals, and be disciplined.
The welcoming festivities featured an "Outstanding Orientation Slogan" competition, which Miss Lam Sau Yin, a computer major, won.