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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... completed primary school, Vongsa Phean had a dream that looked to be out of her reach. Steeped in grinding poverty, Vongsa Phean's family of six lived a hand-to-mouth subsistence from aid ... with leadership skills. "Previously, aid was all about relief, but now we think long-term development is more important," she said. "Not all children are lucky enough to be sponsored, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Challenge for youngsters caught in cycle of problems

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by BRIAN YAP

    ... through a rebellious stage," Kuo said. Gigi Chiu Mei-yu, 15, also advanced to the second round. Her parents have recently divorced and her mother is now receiving government aid. "I am ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Government urged to subsidise hearing-impaired students

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... While the Education Bureau provides hearing aids and earmould services for pre-school and schoolchildren, it refuses to subsidise the maintenance of the external devices related to a cochlear ... to be transmitted to the cochlea. People who underwent the surgery were usually suffering very serious impairment and hearing aids alone could not help them, according to senior audiologist Ricky Wong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Keep fees down, direct-subsidy schools urged

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by Johnny Tam

    ... controversial since its introduction in 1991. Last year, the elite St Stephen's Girls' College scrapped a plan to join the scheme, opting to remain a free government-aided school, while ...

  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Star academic at Fudan University accused of stealing design

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 10:16am by REN WEI

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Fudan University stands by professor accused by ex-student of copying foreign hearing aid before winning seat on prestigious academy Star academic ... been accused by a former student of copying foreign technology for a hearing aid. Professor Wang Zhengmin has been under fire for more than a year over a former student's claims that he ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools double classes to cope with influx

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of Hong Kong Student Aid Society Primary School, one of the three Yuen Long schools, said that although the government would provide adequate resources for the classes, further problems could ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents fear school will reapply for scheme

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Parents fear school will reapply for scheme Parents and former pupils of an elite government-aided school whose bid to join the Direct Subsidy Scheme ... on the scheme and aided schools. St Stephen's has proposed making the switch to become a direct subsidy school despite strong opposition. It said earlier that it would decide whether to apply after ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Top girls' school in U-turn on Direct Subsidy scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... pupils Top girls' school in U-turn on scheme Elite government-aided school St Stephen's Girls' College has decided to shelve a "deeply divisive" plan to join the Direct ... can impose fees and have greater freedom than aided schools in such areas as curriculum. The school, which had proposed that both its primary and secondary schools join the scheme, said ...

  9. News - World - EDUCATION

    Harvard launches drive to raise US$6.5b in donations

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... academic initiatives and bolster its financial aid programme. The fundraising drive by the Cambridge, Massachusetts, institution is the university's biggest and believed to be the most ... and supports financial aid for our students," Vice President for Alumni Affairs & Development Tamara Rogers said. "In order to undertake new activities, we are going to have to raise new ...

  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shanghai teens still world's best at reading, maths, science in Pisa survey

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 07:58pm by Johnny Tam and Shirley Zhao

    ... government, aided and independent schools were randomly selected to take the assessments. "We need to work on how to nurture more bright students, as our exam-orientated system tends to focus ...




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