23 Aug 2007 (Thursday)

HKBU admits nine-year-old applicant March Tian Boedihardjo
浸大錄取九歲申請人沈詩鈞


(from left) Professor Franklin Luk, Acting President of Hong Kong Baptist University, applicant March Tian Boedihardjo, Mr. Tony Boedihardjo, and Dr. Tong Chong-sze, Associate Dean of Faculty of Science and Associate Professor of Mathematics Department, HKBU
(左起) 香港浸會大學署理校長陸大章教授、沈詩鈞同學、沈振雄先生、浸大理學院副院長暨數學系副教授唐創時博士

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) announces today its decision to admit nine-year-old applicant March Tian Boedihardjo to its Mathematics Department of the Faculty of Science for the 2007-08 academic year. The Boedihardjo family has already accepted the offer.

 

Professor Franklin Luk, Acting President of HKBU, says the University will specially design a five-year curriculum for March which, when completed, will see him awarded a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science as well as a Master of Philosophy in Mathematics.

 

Professor Luk says: “This decision is based on our ethos of whole-person education and our commitment to nurturing gifted students. Despite his age, March has achieved excellent examination results and also expressed himself admirably in our interviews; therefore, following our initial assessment, we consider that it is suitable for him to pursue his studies at university level.

 

“With a view to developing his academic intelligence, personal growth and campus life, we will tailor-make a learning roadmap that best benefits March. We are confident that this arrangement will encourage March to exercise his intellectual faculties to their fullest and support his whole-person development at a world class university, and also give his parents peace of mind,” Professor Luk says.

 

“I would like to thank both academic and non-academic colleagues in various departments and units whose concerted effort made possible this special arrangement. They exemplify our team spirit and genuine commitment to cultivating the whole-person,” he adds.

 

Mr. Tony Boedihardjo, March’s father, happily accepted HKBU’s offer. He says: “The professionalism and enthusiasm of HKBU’s professors in handling our application has inspired my trust. They have shown their sincerity by drawing up an all-round plan for March’s personal development. I am reassured that HKBU’s distinctive whole-person education and its reputation for academic excellence will help March develop his talents in a complete way.”

 

Dr. Tong Chong-sze, Associate Dean of Faculty of Science and Associate Professor of Mathematics Department, says: “While the Department will arrange for professors to act as March’s Academic Mentors -- who will explore and develop his mathematical talents -- he will be assigned to learn and study along with his fellow classmates. Within five years, he will complete the requirements as set out for whole-person education and humanities subjects, such as languages, physical education, computer literacy, religion and philosophy. The University will encourage March to participate in social functions and student and cultural activities held on campus, so that he may experience typical collegiate life.

 

“The Centre for Child Development of HKBU will meet regularly with March to keep abreast of his progress in personal development and other needs, and will advise the University Administration as to the best teaching and learning arrangements for March. To familiarise March with university life and culture, the Student Affairs Office will organise special meetings with him prior to the commencement of classes.”

 

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  香港浸會大學宣佈,錄取九歲申請人沈詩鈞同學,由二零零七至零八學年起入讀該校理學院數學系課程。沈同學和家人已經接受。

 

  浸會大學署理校長陸大章教授表示,浸大將安排沈同學修讀理學院特別設計的五年全日制課程,完成後可獲頒數學理學士學位和數學哲學碩士學位。

 

  陸教授說:「浸大本著全人教育的理念,以及培育資優學生的熱忱,決定錄取沈同學。沈同學年紀雖小,但學業成績非常卓越,面試表現成熟,大學亦曾為他作初步評估,認為適合修讀大學本科程度課程。浸大將會在學術、個人發展和校園生活作最有利沈同學成長的安排。我有信心我們『度身訂造』的安排可令沈同學專心在世界級高等學府追求學問和發掘全人發展的樂趣,也可讓沈同學家人安心。陸教授說:為設計適合沈同學全人發展的課程,浸大多個部門的老師和同事通力合作,互相配合,充份發揮浸大人積極培育全人的團隊精神,我謹向他們致謝。

 

  對於浸大收錄沈同學,父親沈振雄先生表示接受和高興。他說:「浸大很有誠意設計全盤計劃讓詩鈞得到全人教育,他們的專業和熱誠令人感動。我相信浸大獨特的全人教育和世界級的學術水平可令詩鈞得到全面的發展機會。」

 

  浸大理學院副院長暨數學系副教授唐創時博士表示,數學系將安排系內教授作為沈同學的學術導師(Academic Mentor),專責發展他的數學潛能和作師友輔導。沈同學需與數學系同學一起上課和研修,以及在五年內,修讀與其他學生同等學分的語文、體育、電腦、宗教與哲學等全人教育和人文科目。大學亦鼓勵沈同學與其他大學生一樣,積極參與校園各種學生活動、文化活動和社會服務,以促進全人發展。

 

  浸大兒童發展研究中心計劃定期與沈同學見面,了解他的個人發展情況和需要,再向大學建議最佳的教與學安排。浸大學生事務處將在開課前與沈同學會面,讓他認識大學校園生活和文化,以融入大學社群。

 

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