HKEAA celebrates its 40th Anniversary

HKEAA celebrates its 40th Anniversary

HKEAA celebrates its 40th Anniversary

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA). Founded in 1977, the HKEAA has been a witness to and supporter of crucial changes in the education sector in Hong Kong and has played an important role in educational development and reform. This has ranged from the administration of the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) from 1978 to 2011 and the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) from 1980 to 2013, to the launching of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) in 2012.

As a world-renowned examination services provider, the HKEAA also administers numerous international and professional examinations with international acclaim. In total over the past four decades, 17 million young people and learners have entered examinations and assessments administered by the HKEAA and received certifications and qualifications from the Authority in order to further their education, ultimately with the goal of achieving professional success.

To celebrate the growth and achievements of the HKEAA in the last forty years, the HKEAA is organising various activities to introduce the history, services and achievements of the Authority. A dedicated 40th anniversary website was launched in March 2017 with details of the anniversary programmes, as well as the milestones of the Authority over 40 years. Inspirational messages from the former leaders of the HKEAA and its partners are also featured.

Members of the public can read the interesting stories and view the short videos on the administration of public examinations in the past and present in Hong Kong. Visitors can also find out more about the management of public examinations in the early 1980s by visiting an online public examination archive on the website.

Today, the HKEAA has been working closely with partners and stakeholders in the education community at home and abroad (including NEQMAP, of which it is an institutional member), and strives to create more opportunities for sharing knowledge, networking, and collaboration among the wider educational assessment community.

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