To keep pace with developments in the fast-changing world and with the needs
of society in the 21st century, Hong Kong's education system must keep up with
changes. The Education Commission (EC) in its Reform Proposals for the Education
System in Hong Kong, announced in September 2000, made 'Learning for Life,
Learning through Life' a mission.
Since October 2000, Hong Kong has been carrying out a series of reforms to
enhance the quality of education, emphasising diversity, lifelong learning, multiple
progression pathways, professionalism, quality assurance, school-based management
and accountability. These goals are spelt out in the Education Reform blueprint.