List of Government Advisory Bodies relevant to Legislative Council Panel on Education

Body with Advisory Function Authority of Appointment Scope of Advice
Secondary School Places Allocation Committee Director of Education To advise the Director of Education on secondary school places allocation and make recommendations to the Director of Education on the system of allocation.

University Grants Committee Chief Executive To advise the Government on the application of funds for education in tertiary institutions and on other aspects of higher education.

Committee on Home-school Cooperation Director of Education To advise the Education Department and other Government departments on ways to promote positive parental involvement in the education process.

Advisory Committee on School Places Allocation Director of Education To coordinate and monitor the operation of all school places allocation systems and to make recommendations to the Director of Education on the allocation system.

Advisory Committee on Teacher Education & Qualifications Chief Executive To advise the Government on teacher education and the suitability of qualifications acquired outside Hong Kong for teaching locally.

Board of Education Chief Executive (delegated to Secretary for Education and Manpower) To advise the Government through the Director of Education on educational matters.

Curriculum Development Council Chief Executive (delegated to Secretary for Education and Manpower ) To advise the Government through the Director of Education on all matters relating to curriculum development for the school system from kindergarten to the sixth form.

Education Commission Chief Executive To define overall educational objectives, formulate education policies and recommend priorities for implementation having regard to resources available.

Joint Committee on Student Finance Chief Executive (delegated to Secretary for Education and Manpower ) To advise the Government on policy matters in respect of the Local Student Finance Scheme.

The Junior Secondary Education Assessment Committee Director of Education To give advice on the allocation of Secondary 4 places and to make recommendations to the Director of Education on the system of allocation.

The Primary One Admission Committee Director of Education To give advice on the allocation of primary 1 places in Government and Aided Primary Schools and to make recommendations to the Director of Education on the system of allocation.

Hong Kong Examinations Authority S.3 of Cap. 261 To be responsible for the planning and conduct of public examinations in Hong Kong.

Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) Chief Executive To co-ordinate research on Hong Kong's language education needs, to advise the Government on polices to meet these needs, to monitor and evaluate such policies.

Quality Education Fund Steering Committee Secretary for Education and Manpower To make recommendations to the Government on the custody and use of the Quality Education Fund (QEF), to oversee the operation of the QEF including making recommendations to the Trustee on whether the applications should be supported and reviewing the effectiveness of the funded projects, and to make recommendations on the overall strategy for making use of the QEF as a vehicle to enhance the overall quality of school education and the strategy for disseminating best practices and experience gained from the funded projects.

Advisory Committee on Quality Assurance Inspection Director of Education To advise on issues relating to the implementation of Quality Assurance (QA), in particular the implementation strategy, development of performance indicators, monitoring of periodic reviews and making recommendations on the training strategy.

Advisory Committee on School-based Management Director of Education To advise the Director of Education on matters relating to the implementation of school-based management.