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  1. School activists wage war on national education

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Hong Kong's controversial national education scheme, a sense of purpose comes over Wong Lee-lee, Luk Suet-yiu and Tommy Cheung Sau-yin. They are members of the emerging protest group Scholarism, which has about 150 secondary school pupils as members. The organisation wants the national education scheme to be dropped. The government says all public primary schools must start ...

  2. New chief for Buildings Department

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Au Choi-kai will succeed Cheung Hau-wai as director of the Buildings Department on October 10, a government spokesman said. Mr Au, 54, joined the government in 1974 and has been deputy director of buildings since 2006. Mr Cheung, 60, who joined the government in 1968 and has been head of the department since December 2005, is retiring. ...

  3. Michael Suen under fire for illegal extensions

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... own home he ignored it. The education chief, who was then in charge of housing, admitted yesterday that he should have acted more quickly on the notice he received five years ago from the Buildings Department ordering him to remove the structure within two months. 'I should have been more proactive and acted earlier to deal with this problem. Especially as I was the secretary ...

  4. Oscar success of Departed won't raise price in new deal: director

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani The director of Infernal Affairs says the Oscars' success of the movie's Hollywood adaptation, Martin Scorsese's The Departed, would not prompt him to try ... the psychological thriller Confessions of Pain. 'Negotiations for Confessions of Pain will not be affected and we will definitely not ride on the success of The Departed and charge more,' Lau ...

  5. Students 'audition' for local CSI

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... head of CityU's department of biology and chemistry, said: 'I hope the programme arouses the students' interest in forensic science.' ...

  6. CSD officers benefit from job rotation

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ginn Fung Working at the Correctional Services Department (CSD) could be tough, but it is exactly the challenges and diverse tasks that make its officers motivated. Before being appointed to her current position as officer at CSD's staff training institute in Stanley, Carman Ching Ka-man worked in a psychological services team that rehabilitated drug addicts. 'It ...

  7. Donald Tsang rewards top educators

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Donald Tsang Kam-yuen will this morning award 42 science and maths teachers for their outstanding achievements in the second Chief Executive's Awards for Teacher Excellence. Awards committee chairman Pang Yiu-kai said: 'Teachers tend to keep a low profile, but they are really the frontline people educating future generations of Hong Kong people. Their work ...

  8. Teenager drowns while fishing

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... disappeared into the water,' the officer said, adding that Siu was unable to swim. Rescuers- including divers from the Fire Services Department- found Siu's body in the river shortly before ... he said. Educational psychologists and social workers would offer counselling for teachers and students at the school today, Fan said. Form Five students are on holiday awaiting the results ...

  9. Suen greeted as 'more of a listener'

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Cheung Kwok-wah, assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong, said he believed Mr Suen's experience would help him liaise with other government departments ... Donald Asprey and Will Clem Educators have greeted the appointment of Michael Suen Ming-yeung as the new education secretary with optimism, saying they hope his selection may mark an end ...

  10. Disabled struggling to find work

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Vocational Education, said he was worried about his future. 'Many of my handicapped friends have trouble finding a full-time job,' So said. 'I do not want to follow in the footsteps of a friend who keeps on changing departments and contracts at a rehabilitation training centre. 'I have the right to pursue my dreams, too.' ...




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