Senior high graduation ceremony marks new beginning of students’ journey2021-06-01
In accordance with regulations from the Health Bureau, the 2020/2021 Pui Ching Senior High Graduation Ceremony was held in two sessions today (at 12pm and 4pm) at the school assembly hall. A total of 226 students graduated this year. Principals, directors, teachers, and parents gathered to witness this precious moment for our graduates.
School Chancellor Dr. Lo Veng Cheong, who was in Hong Kong, gave his commencement speech through video to the graduating class. He extended his heartfelt congratulations to the graduates and sincere gratitude for the continuous support of the parents.
Dr. Lo commended the graduates for their many achievements. Pui Ching has long boasted a university entry rate of 100%. This year, 110 graduates have been awarded direct entry into 43 universities in the mainland. More than 40 students have been awarded direct entry into universities in Macao. 7 students have received scholarships from the Macao Foundation to continue their studies in Portugal. 20 students to date have received admission offers or conditional offers from the top 50 universities according to Times Higher Education. Despite the pandemic, many students and teachers continued to participate in various regional and international competitions online this year and achieved outstanding results. Dr. Lo encouraged the graduates to continue their hard work and become blessings in the lives of others.
Principal Dr. Kou Kam Fai presented the graduation certificate to the graduates, and the officiating guests presented the awards and scholarships. The valedictorians for the two sessions of the graduation ceremony were Jeremy Hu and Lo Ka Ieng. They expressed their gratitude for the support of the Macao S.A.R. government, teachers, parents as well as classmates. Principal Kou also presented long-service awards to the teaching and non-teaching staff.
Principal Kou mentioned in his speech that our graduates this year were born at the time of the outbreak of SARS and are now experiencing the impact of Covid19; he conveyed hope that every graduate have a grateful heart, stand strong in this trying time, and go on to build an abundant life. The graduation ceremony concluded in the school anthem and the blessings of the graduates’ loved ones.