University on course

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 February, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 21 February, 2011, 12:00am

The University of Hong Kong's preparation for the new '3+3+4' curriculum to be introduced next year is in full swing.

At last Wednesday's media spring reception, Vice-chancellor Tsui Lap-chee said the centennial campus will open in May next year. Construction of other new buildings and facilities are on also schedule.

He added that the new curriculum will give students more courses to choose from.

Students will be given one-on-one academic counselling on issues such as the university structure and how to choose a suitable course.

Some 200 extra teaching staff will be needed to cater for the increase of students under the new curriculum.

The university has already hired 120 teachers and will find the rest within the next three to five years, deputy vice-chancellor Roland Chin Tai-hong said.