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  1. Education department rejects reports of shoddy building probe

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Sichuan Education Department has denied media reports that an investigation revealed that the strength of the quake, building age and design flaws were responsible for the collapse of schools. Department spokesman Zeng Zhongliang said the department had not started such an investigation and had not released any reports, and media reports suggesting otherwise were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639482/education-department-rejects-reports-shoddy-building-probe
  2. Landslide education added to curriculum

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... curriculum. The package consists of 14 books written by geotechnical engineers and geologists from the Civil Engineering and Development Department. Featuring the latest information about slope safety, landslides, geology and geomorphology in Hong Kong, the teaching kit is part of the department's public education efforts to raise awareness of slope safety and landslides among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681826/landslide-education-added-curriculum
  3. CityU raises funds to supply young tsunami victims with education kits

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Education kits will be provided to children affected by last month's tsunami, thanks to the fund-raising effort of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). Shortly after the December 26 disaster which left 234,000 people dead across the Indian Ocean region, CityU set up a support group with members from different departments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487679/cityu-raises-funds-supply-young-tsunami-victims-education-kits
  4. Fire department's failings exposed

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The Fire Services Department lacks planning, manpower and an integrated computer system for major procurements, a study has found, despite HK$515 million worth of equipment ... Cornwall Court blaze, in which two firemen died. The study, commissioned at the request of the Legislative Council, revealed that the department did not have a dedicated team to manage major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735993/fire-departments-failings-exposed
  5. Failures too few to mention for departing transport boss

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... yesterday by going over his accomplishments. Meeting reporters as the head of the Transport Department for the last time, he issued a list of 'facts and figures' detailing his work ... saying only that the department could improve on handling special incidents. One of the major challenges he faced was the May 9 storm that knocked over several trees and scaffolding, bringing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504626/failures-too-few-mention-departing-transport-boss
  6. 207 pupils died amid devastation in county

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... citing a senior official from the province's education department. Cairang Tai, the department's deputy chief, said the casualties among teachers and pupils were low compared ... and the education department would set up transitional facilities as temporary schools. Many schools resumed on Monday with children, many of them orphaned and still fighting cold, hunger and grief, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712241/207-pupils-died-amid-devastation-county
  7. Official perks start at kindergarten

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million yuan (HK$80.5 million) in subsidies for just eight kindergartens run by government departments it sparked widespread outrage among young parents struggling to find affordable kindergarten ... ago, the people's congress of the provincial capital, Guangzhou, approved 60 million yuan in subsidies to nine kindergartens run by municipal government departments with a total enrolment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739221/official-perks-start-kindergarten
  8. Facing death

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee 'Life and death education' refers to a variety of courses and activities that explore the experience and meaning of death and attitudes towards it. The purpose ... in Europe, America and Asia over the past few decades. In Taiwan, life and death education gained currency after an increase in suicides and the 1999 earthquake, in which 2,416 people were killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727082/facing-death
  9. education

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 What is one of the reasons that secondary-only direct-subsidy schools have become less appealing? a. an increase in school fees b. drastic drops in enrolment numbers c. the scrapping of the HKCEE d. the extension of free education from nine to 12 years 2 What are vocational schools? a. They prepare Form Three leavers who aim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717735/education
  10. Computer lab boosts education

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... that the school's 600 or so primary-level students would now have the tools and training to push ahead with their education. 'A lot of the students had not had a chance to touch a computer even before ... in 1989, focuses on promoting education and the general advancement of young people across the mainland and had the contacts to help identify requirements and, subsequently, purchase and install ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716208/computer-lab-boosts-education

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