Kenneth Chen

A cool head takes on Legco's 'hot kitchen'

While his former colleagues try to put out the fires of scandal surrounding the new administration, former deputy education minister Kenneth Chen Wei-on will today swap the 'hot kitchen' of government for a job that could prove even hotter - as the Legislative Council sec

Wednesday, 29 August, 2012, 3:27pm

Deputy minister front runner for Legco post

Undersecretary for Education Kenneth Chen Wei-on stands a good chance of becoming the Legislative Council's next secretary general, says a person familiar with the matter.

It is understood that Chen, 47, has applied to serve Legco in that capacity after Pauline Ng Man-wah, 61, retires from the job in September.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sichuan schools project to end this year

A government-backed effort to rebuild schools destroyed by the 2008 Sichuan province earthquake will finish by the end of this year, undersecretary for education Kenneth Chen Wei-on said yesterday. About 200,000 pupils will benefit from the reconstruction effort by a group set up by the Education Bureau.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Books to cost more

Parents will have to fork out more for their children's schoolbooks this year as publishers have increased prices by up to 5 per cent.

It was also announced on Monday that the sale of textbooks and teaching materials would not be 'debundled', an agreement the Education Bureau said it reached with the publishers last month.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Junior appointees no slouches in property market

One has twice as many properties as his boss. Another has as many properties as both his bosses - including one in Las Vegas. A third has caught up with his boss in the property-owning stakes.

These are among the findings of a trawl through the declarations of interest of all but one of the government's 18 undersecretaries and political assistants.

18 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Consultation on electronic learning

The Education Bureau will canvass public views on the development of school textbooks and the use of electronic teaching materials this year, through a survey and public consultations. Writing on the bureau's website, Undersecretary for Education Kenneth Chen Wei-on also proposed running trial projects on the use of online teaching tools in schools.

5 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

New political appointees declare modest financial interests

The government's newly appointed undersecretaries and political assistants have few financial interests, according to their official declarations.

27 Aug 2008 - 12:00am