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  1. Comment - Letters

    Self-financing post-secondary colleges need oversight body

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:21am by LETTERS

    ... in reply to my letter (" Self-financing colleges not monitored ", December 30). He mentioned the self-financing post-secondary education sector offers plenty of variety. Professor Lim ... of a new campus in Chai Wan East to increase its provision of self-financing vocational-oriented degree places. This is public money. Should the self-financing post-secondary colleges be able ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Defending self-financing post-secondary sector

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:59am by LETTERS

    ... Wide range of courses in self-financing post-secondary sector Lam Wai-leung ("Self-financing colleges not monitored", December 30) is again putting forward views that are less than fair to the self-financing sector, as he did in these columns in December 2012. He is wrong to claim that the self-financing post-secondary education sector does not offer enough variety. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Colleges struggling to fill self-financed courses

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Colleges struggling to fill self-financed courses Some colleges offering self-financed tertiary programmes are in dire straits in the face of intense ... for undergraduate spots in the eight subsidised institutions and if they failed, they would choose self-financed undergraduate or sub-degree programmes in institutes with a relatively long history and good ...

  4. Grants to help self-financing college students

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Some 13,000 extra school-leavers are expected to qualify for student grants in September under a government plan to boost support for self-financing university and college ... on families of self-financing students. Provided they meet the means test, it will relieve them of the burden of repayment, which can be high when each child at college or university takes out loans ...

  5. Continuing-ed colleges 'need more oversight'

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... not overcharged, and how surplus revenue was used should be monitored, legislators said. Cheung suggested the authorities consider capping the surplus derived from self-financed courses; if the surplus ... Tightening the rules on these self-financing schools would avoid a repeat of criticism that marred schools under the direct-subsidy scheme- which spent tuition fees on lavish, high-risk investments ...

  6. Sub-degree quality put under close scrutiny

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A wide-ranging review of quality controls for self-financing sub-degree programmes run by Hong Kong's publicly-funded universities is to begin this summer. The two-stage ... with the launch of the government's Qualifications Framework early next year. Universities given approval will be allowed to place their self-financing programmes on the Qualifications Register. ...

  7. Colleges seek help to convert factories into education centres

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... factories said their plans were hindered by a lack of government support in the conversion work. Self-financed colleges have been offered land to build campuses at a nominal rent, but they say ... on self-financing courses currently attend lessons in Mong Kok, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, and Lee said only 15 per cent to 20 per cent used the libraries and other facilities located in Sha Tin. Professor ...

  8. Self-financing programme helps to widen net for nurses

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of nursing services, Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. There was a meeting with the head of the school of nursing at Polytechnic University, and both sides agreed that a self-financing programme ...

  9. Self-financing key to URA, say advisers

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Urban Renewal Authority should continue to be self-financing in the future even though some planned renewal projects may not be profitable, the government's advisers ... in one while gaining in another,' Cheung said. 'I don't see an immediate need to inject more money.' The authority is supposed to be self-financing under the Urban Renewal ...

  10. Surplus raises questions on self-financing at the URA

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... should continue to be self-financed in the future. Redevelopments would seem to be a lucrative business, judging from the balance sheets of eight completed projects released by the authority ... cost. 'We are self-financing at the moment and we don't have plans to ask for more from the government,' the authority's chairman, Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, said. 'The ...




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