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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten may be free for only half-day, says lawmaker

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... only non-profit kindergartens- which account for about 70 per cent of the current 1,000 odd preschools- in the policy, he said. Chan felt this would be unfair to those for-profit kindergartens ... to cost HK$5 billion per year, more than double the present HK$2.3 billion preschool education budget. But Chan said government officials appeared hesitant to accept the proposed increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621599/kindergarten-may-be-free-only-half-day-says-lawmaker
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Short budget puts early education plan at risk, lawmaker says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in many countries the budget for preschool education accounted for close to 1 per cent of gross domestic product, which in Hong Kong would amount to HK$20 billion a year. He said even HK$5 billion ... pays parents, the Civic Party's Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok said. Chan said the government's unwillingness to pay more surfaced at a meeting he attended on October 15 with Dr Moses Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621608/short-budget-puts-early-education-plan-risk-lawmaker-says
  3. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Chinese art professor caught kissing students sparks public outrage

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 05:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... colleges?” On Sunday, the Institute of Fine Arts said the photographs were authentic and suspended Wang, who by the end of last year had already retired from most of his duties. His retirement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1615788/chinese-art-professor-caught-kissing-students-sparks-public
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City's parents keen to send children overseas

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Danny Mok

    ... overseas, a survey has shown. Some 86 per cent of parents surveyed said they had thought about international studies, putting the city fifth out of 15 territories in the international survey and well above the average score of 74 per cent. Indonesia topped the list in the poll by London based market researcher Ipsos MORI, commissioned by HSBC, with 92 per cent, followed by Malaysia (88 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589751/citys-parents-keen-send-children-overseas
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Studies of Xi Jinping thought or ideology grab lion's share of funding for research

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Cary Huang

    ... published 6,548 papers in SSCI-recognised journals between 1978 and 2007, an annual average of 218 each year, or about 0.16 per cent of the global total published by SSCI publications during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1609734/studies-xi-jinping-thought-or-ideology-grab-lions-share-funding-research
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Prejudice' claim as centre struggles for a new home

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to a five-year lease, and Wilson said the landlord offered a favourable deal, with rents more than 20 per cent below market levels and a promise that it would not increase in the first three years. ... the spokeswoman added. Founded in 1976, the centre had rented premises at the Matilda International Hospital on The Peak, paying a token rent of just HK$1 per year. But in 2009, it was told it would have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1608320/prejudice-claim-centre-struggles-new-home
  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese students raise a stink after university orders them to take on janitor duties

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:38pm by Kathy Gao

    ... of Nanchang University, a prestigious school in China’s southeastern Jiangxi province, were put in charge of cleaning duties from September 1, the start of the term. University authorities said ... policy, more than 470 students signed an open letter to Zhou in protest. The absence of hired cleaners as well as students’ refusal to take on custodial duties has already caused problems. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588692/chinese-students-raise-stink-after-university-orders-them-take-janitor
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    More returning to China after study overseas, Education Ministry says

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by ZHANG PINGHUI

    ... 60 per cent held master's degrees, while 30 per cent had only a bachelor's degree. Six per cent had obtained a doctorate. Countries they were leaving included the United States, ... returned. In 2012 the figure was 400,000, with returnees increasing more than three-fold. The centre issued a report on China returnees last year and it showed 70 per cent of Chinese studying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598287/more-returning-china-after-study-overseas-education-ministry-says
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities decline across the board in global ranking list

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... system was changed to give all pupils six years of secondary studies. The QS rankings are based on six indicators, including academic reputation, accounting for 40 per cent of the overall score, employer reputation (10 per cent), faculty-student ratio (20 per cent), citations per faculty (20 per cent), international student ratio (5 per cent) and international faculty ratio (5 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594142/hong-kong-universities-decline-across-board-global-ranking-list
  10. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    One-third of Chinese do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com As many as three in 10 of China’s 1.3 billion population are unable to communicate in Putonghua, China’s Education Ministry said during an annual event to promote the official language. “Thirty per cent of our nation’s population does not speak Putonghua, and out of the 70 per cent of population who possess Putonghua skills, only one in ten can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1598040/3-10-chinese-citizens-do-not-speak-putonghua-says-education

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