Elderly students graduate from CityU

Ellen Chan

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Eighty-five happy students from the Elder Academy of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) successfully completed their first semester courses and received certificates at a ceremony held on 16 December. Twice as many students participated in the programme this semester compared to last year’s first cohort. Of those to have taken part, 24 students have completed all three courses held in consecutive semesters. Their dedicated attitude encapsulates the philosophy of lifelong learning promoted by CityU.

The Elder Academy was established in cooperation with the Elderly Commission and the Labour and Welfare Bureau in September 2008. Students aged between 60 and 77 this semester studied with CityU undergraduates in courses such as Chinese civilisation, astronomy, management, movies and psychology, creative and problem-solving skills and Putonghua.

Congratulating the elderly students were officiating guests Dr Leong Che-hung, GBS, JP, Chairman of the Elderly Commission, Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing, Vice-President (Student Affairs), and Professor Lilian Vrijmoed Kwan Lee-ping, Advisor to the Vice-President (Student Affairs) on Student Learning.


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