The Opening Ceremony of the 11th PKU Adult School for Staff Workers
Peking University April 4, 2016: March 29th saw the opening ceremony of the 11th PKU Adult School for staff workers. Gao Song, vice president and provost of PKU, attended the ceremony.
With the objective of “passing on the idea of equality and realizing the dreams of
common people”, PKU Adult School for staff workers provides university workers with a chance to become students again. Su Li, executive vice president of PKU Adult School for staff workers, hoped that all the students can improve and rediscover themselves.
Bi Yingsuo, a worker at the distribution section of Nongyuan Dining Hall, gave a speech on behalf of the new students. Bi firmly believed that “it is never too late to learn”. Moreover, he expressed his thirst for new knowledge and his gratitude for taking this opportunity to widen his horizon and making progress with his fellow students. Furthermore, he was determined to repay Peking University for her kindness with actual deeds.
University worker representative Bi YIngsuo
Pan Yiwei, a second-year graduate of the Law School, spoke on behalf of the student volunteers. This was his fifth year volunteering in the Adult School for staff workers. He said that this school was for not only university workers, but also the volunteers. He has learned much from the university workers and has established sincere friendship with them. Pan called on all the volunteers to develop the volunteer spirit: dedication, kindness, cooperation and progress—cherish this opportunity for learning and communication, and serve the students whole-heartedly.
Student representative Pan Yiwei
Vice-principal Gao said that the Adult School for staff workerswas an important part of PKU’s education system. It inherited CaiYuanpei’s belief of the equality of every individual, and represented the traditions and spirits of Peking University. PKU Adult School for staff workers has gathered rich experience during the past 10 years. He hoped that students can make the best of this platform well for comprehensive, mutual and lifelong learning.
Dong Zhiyong, professor from School of Economics and director of Office of Educational Administration, gave the first lesson—“Economy in Daily Life” after the opening ceremony.
Written by:Xu Penghang
Edited by: Wang Qian
Source: PKU News (Chinese)