Accountant donates HK$2m to OpenU

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 13 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 13 September, 2008, 12:00am

Senior accountant Lee Man-ban has donated HK$2 million to set up a new bursary for social science, economics and psychology students at the Open University. The founder and chairman of accountancy firm MB Lee and Co told students at a financial awards ceremony on Thursday that he had studied for his professional exams at night school while working as a clerk for the Inland Revenue Department. His 'devotion and perseverance' was commended by OUHK council chairman Charles Lee Yeh-kwong. Several-hundred needy students will benefit from the fund over the next 10 years.