- Education Bureau
The Education Bureau (zh-tp|t=教育局|p=Jiàoyùjú;
Jyutping: gaau3 yuk6 guk6; abbr. EDB) is responsible for educationpolicies in Hong Kong.
The bureau is headed by the
Secretary for Educationand oversees the Secretariat, University Grants Committeeand Student Financial Assistance Agencies. It also works closely with other departments for any joint decision, for instance with Hong Kong Observatoryin determining cancellation of classes due to severe weather conditions.
Prior to 2007, the bureau was named Education and Manpower Bureau (zh-tp|t=教育統籌局|p=Jiàoyùtǒngchóujú;
Jyutping: gaau3 yuk6 tung2 cau4 guk6; abbr. EMB). The manpower portfolio was transferred to the new Labour and Welfare Bureauin July 2007, according to the proposal tabled by Chief Executive Donald Tsangafter he was successfully re-elected.
Education in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Government
Government departments and agencies in Hong Kong
* [http://www.info.gov.hk/govcht_e.htm Organisation chart of Hong Kong Government]
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