The Labour and Welfare Bureau (LWB) announced today (May 7) that all Continuing Education Fund (CEF) courses (six in total) offered by Hong Kong School of Commerce (HKSC) have been de-registered from the reimbursable course list under CEF with immediate effect.
The above decision was made on the grounds that HKSC failed to comply with the terms and conditions of approval for CEF registration in that the Responsible Person and Course Director of the relevant CEF courses of HKSC had pleaded guilty in a criminal case of conspiracy to defraud and was sentenced. The six courses had been suspended from 24 January 2020 at the prosecution stage. In accordance with CEF terms and conditions, HKSC must not promote the six courses as CEF reimbursable courses or accept new enrolment from the same date.
A spokesman for the LWB stressed that the OCEF will continue to monitor CEF courses provided by course providers closely. Apart from authenticating attendance records of learners, assessment results and their claims for reimbursement, it also conducts surprise visits to course providers to ensure that the conditions of approval are fully complied with.
For enquiries, please contact the OCEF via its hotline (3142 2277), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post (address: Units 07-11, 25/F, CDW Building, 388 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan).
Ends/Friday, 7 May, 2021
Courses De-registered from the List of Reimbursable Courses under the Continuing Education Fund (with Course Codes)
香港商業專科學校/ Hong Kong School of Commerce