Young inmates of Pik Uk Correctional Institution (PUCI) under the Correctional Services Department (CSD) were presented with academic and vocational training certificates at a ceremony today (November 16) in recognition of their academic and vocational efforts and achievements.
"The department attaches great importance to rehabilitation services. To help inmates equip themselves for future reintegration into society, up-to-date vocational training and education are provided," Chairman of the Phoenix Charitable Foundation, Dr Lee Yuk-lun, said at the ceremony.
A total of 87 candidates from the institution sat for various academic and vocational examinations over the past 12 months. They obtained a total of 156 certificates, of which 39 were merits.
At the ceremony today, 44 certificates were presented to 41 inmates who obtained 20 distinctions and credits, as well as 24 passes in the City and Guilds of London Institute Examinations, the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) International Qualifications Examinations and examinations organised by the Construction Industry Council Training Academy.
The inmates achieved good results in Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Commerce, Travel and Tourism, Chinese History, History, Geography, Chinese Language and Culture, Use of English, Business Studies, LCCI Qualifications, City and Guilds Vocational Qualifications and Intermediate Trade Tests organised by the Construction Industry Council Training Academy.
Also officiating at the ceremony were the Commissioner of Correctional Services,
Mr Sin Yat-kin, parents of the inmates, representatives of community organisations and celebrities.
The PUCI, located at 399 Clearwater Bay Road, Sai Kung, has a capacity of 385 penal places for young male remand offenders and inmates.
The department provides half-day compulsory education programmes and half-day vocational training for young offenders under 2l of age. Guidance and assistance are also in place for adult offenders who participate in studies on a voluntary basis.
Ends/Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Issued at HKT 15:57
The Chairman of the Phoenix Charitable Foundation, Dr Lee Yuk-lun, presents academic certificates to an inmate representative at the certificate presentation ceremony in Pik Uk Correctional Institution today (November 16).