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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A lesson for the pig-headed bureaucrats

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The government says it wants Hong Kong to be an education hub and a world city but it simply refuses to consider simple changes to its school subsidy policy that would go a long way towards achieving those goals. Admission to international and English Schools Foundation schools is highly competitive. Even if you secure a place, high tuition fees ...

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    Time to end national education row

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The furore over national education will hopefully come to an end. Both sides seem to have reached an amicable settlement in which the government was allowed a face-saving way to admit defeat. As announced by Anna Wu Hung-yuk, the head of the government� ...

  3. There's nothing nazi about tutorial centre's name

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Tutorial schools are a dime a dozen in Hong Kong but not many have such a, shall we say, intriguing name. Post colleague Alex Price spotted this school (pictured) in Prince Edward. We were alarmed for awhile about what would happen to pupils who don't fit their selective intellectual and physical profiles. But worry not. A teacher at the school has reassured us ...


    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... It was a good thing Real Madrid arrived on Wednesday -the same day about 90,000 Form Five students learned their HKCEE results weren't good enough for them to go on to Form Six and, therefore, university. Many desperate students who would have queued ...

  5. The importance of education

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Children have so much to learn in this complicated world of ours, and a new educational series by publisher Treasure-Fort Development is providing the much-needed information. Alert reader Eva Lo sent in this highly informative bilingual kindergarten series, written to enhance the vocabularies of young readers. It includes 'Learning animal', 'Learning ...

  6. Parents wise up to school geography lessons

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The government has been driven by nothing but good intentions in its education reforms, but the exercise has become a textbook case of the law of unintended consequences. By dividing Hong Kong into geographic 'school nets', students are pretty m ...

  7. High cost of keeping higher educators

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... If there is anything world-class about our universities, it's the pay and perks they give their senior professors and presidents. Just as the furore over Polytechnic University president Poon Chung-kwong's (top) $350,000-plus monthly take-home p ...

  8. University condemned for spending $3.2m on president's home despite big funding cuts

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Baptist University yesterday came under attack for spending $3.2 million to renovate its president's residence before he moved in last year. Critics asked why, at a time of funding cuts, the university spent money on renovations on the property in Br ...

  9. dumb and dumber a matter of degree

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo You may have heard about declining university standards. But what really scares me is what a private tutorial centre's managers told me about their applicants in a recent recruitment for tutors and teaching assistants. The recruitment attracted almost 150 applicants. Of these, 88 held a bachelor's degree or higher certificate. They were given Primary Six tests ...

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    A harrowing tale of injustice to schools

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Ignore reputable homegrown international schools while pulling out all the stops for a famous foreign franchise that caters to the children of the rich and well-connected. That seems to be the way the Education Bureau operates these days. Bring up a hallowed name like Harrow, the school of the young Winston Churchill, and the government immediately signs ...




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