Education Bureau

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Education Bureau
教育局
Hong Kong SAR Regional Emblem.svg
Emblem of the Hong Kong SAR
Agency overview
Formed 1852
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Jurisdiction  Hong Kong
Headquarters 11/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Cherry Tse, Permanent Secretary for Education
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Child agencies
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Website www.edb.gov.hk/

The Education Bureau (Chinese: 教育局; Jyutping: gaau3 yuk6 guk6; abbr. EDB) is responsible for education policies in Hong Kong.

The bureau is headed by the Secretary for Education and oversees the Secretariat, University Grants Committee and Student Financial Assistance Agencies.

History[edit]

The Education Department (Chinese: 教育署 and 教育司署 before 1983) was responsible for education matters in the territory, with the exception of post-secondary and tertiary education. In 2003, the department was abolished and a new bureau, the Education and Manpower Bureau (Chinese: 教育統籌局 abbreviated EMB) was formed. In July 2007, the manpower portfolio was transferred to the new Labour and Welfare Bureau by newly re-elected Chief Executive Donald Tsang.

The bureau was formerly housed at the Former French Mission Building.

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