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  1. Affordable housing is vital for all students

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Victor Fung Last week, some legislators suggested that the government should shorten its offer of dormitory places to non-local students to two years from the existing three. They argued that the existing practice is 'discriminatory' against loc ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Boy at public housing school joins elite group of top-scoring pupils

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com 5** hero of public housing school Chan Sze-hoi believes Hong Kong is a place where hard work pays off whatever your background- and he should know, having joined the ranks of top scorers in the Diploma for Secondary Education examinations. "I don't think it makes a difference being a student of a public housing school," said ...

  3. Business - Money - CHART OF THE WEEK

    US college education is 'less and less affordable'

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... college less and less affordable," said Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat and chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labour and Pensions. "For millions of young ...

  4. Experiment that can't afford to fail

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... interference. This is an experiment that cannot afford to fail. ...

  5. Resource we can't afford to waste

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... afford. The EOC has called for pre-primary language programmes for minority students and a separate curriculum and assessment for non-Chinese speakers for educational advancement and employment. ...

  6. Education Bureau can't afford another mistake

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Education is the Hong Kong government's biggest spending item, accounting next financial year for HK$54 billion in expenditure, almost a quarter of the total budget. With such a complicated system and so many schools involved, the calculations to det ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A minister must be accommodating and open-minded to... let different fields of arts and culture blossom West Kowloon Cultural District Board member Lee Chack-fan It's unfortunate if people think of affordable housing as a sort of class warfare A spokesman for director George Lucas (above), who angered neighbours by selling his land for low-income housing Mainland students... ...

  8. Nation can't afford not to educate all its citizens

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... forces. As a result, soaring prices have made education a heavy burden on the poor. Now it ranks with access to affordable medical care as one of the greatest sources of social discontent. ... of the 17th party congress later this year, they found local officials still could not afford to make improvements because of the need to pay heavy debts accumulated some years ago. The central ...

  9. Fees go up but parents say hikes 'affordable'

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron EDB approves increases for international schools Hong Kong's international schools remain affordable despite fee increases across more than half the sector, parents and foreign business leaders have said. The Education Bureau last week approved fee hikes at 23 international schools and 41 private schools, granting every application that was lodged this year, ...

  10. State schools offer a more affordable alternative

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Parents who cannot afford overseas independent boarding school fees do have an alternative- the state sector. State schools in Britain and Australia recruit large numbers of international students, including from Hong Kong. In Britain, there are 36 state boarding schools, all members of the State Boarding Schools' Association. These offer free tuition to British passport ...




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