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  1. ESF accusations

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A Legco committee has condemned the 'inadequate' administration of the English Schools Foundation and accused the government of not monitoring the ESF properly. What do you think of its findings? Share your views: write to us. ...

  2. ESF left floundering after leadership jumps ship

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The English Schools Foundation was left rudderless and in shock last night after the loss of its top leaders. 'There is huge shock. We are in unchartered waters. ... and treasurer have also quit. There were no obvious contenders to replace them, said the source, a school council chairman. Acting chief executive John Bohan is confident the ESF can regenerate itself. ...

  3. Education costs worry local future parents

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Schools Foundation (ESF) could eventually become self-financing. The ESF later warned fees would rise by 20 per cent if government funding was removed. The level of funding for the ESF has been ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Kamy Yeung Kam-yee worries a local English education will be too expensive when she becomes a mother. 'It's... either you make more money ...

  4. Subsidy proposal shock for ESF

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The government is considering telling the English Schools Foundation that its funding may be phased out, despite a campaign launched by the ESF ... government in 1967 to provide what the foundation's website calls 'a seamless, affordable English language education'. It operates five secondary schools, nine primary schools and one ...

  5. Praise and scorn for 'privileged' schools group

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Lawmakers heaped praise on the English Schools Foundation in the Legislative Council this week as they voted through its new ordinance. However, Wednesday's debate revealed the continued perception of the ESF as a 'privileged' group of schools, with a number alluding to the fact that government subvention linked with autonomy over fees gave it an unfair advantage ...

  6. ESF letter restarts campaign for funding

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The English Schools Foundation has restarted a campaign calling on parents to e-mail legislators, journalists and senior government officials to express their support for continued government funding. Meanwhile, a senior ESF official said the Education Bureau had not shown support for the English-language schools to take in more students from the local ...

  7. Deadlock over future ESF subsidies

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Negotiations between the English Schools Foundation and the government over whether ESF schools should continue to receive government funding ... of the foundation's schools for the next three years. 'We will continue our discussions with [the Education Bureau] and negotiate for a sustainable and recurrent subvention,' ESF chief executive ...

  8. ESF board and committees make decisions about costs with greatest care

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the financial control of the English Schools Foundation. Let me point out that ESF was subjected to a stringent review of its governance and management practice by the Director of Audit in 2004. ... backgrounds. The ESF is well prepared for the review of the subvention and we are confident that it will lead to a favourable outcome. Carlson Tong, chairman, English Schools Foundation ...

  9. Resource we can't afford to waste

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government has found itself under pressure over both privileged and under-privileged education. On the one hand there is the future of the public subsidy to the English Schools Foundation and business leaders' fears that a lack of international school places is diminishing the city's appeal as a regional centre. That debate has been well publicised ...

  10. 'No immediate plans' to cut ESF's subsidy

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Stuart Lau The government has no intention to cut the subsidy of the English Schools Foundation immediately, officials said yesterday. Undersecretary for Education Kenneth ... self-financing'. ESF subsequently warned that schooling fees would have to go up by at least 20 per cent if government funding was removed. Legislators yesterday said the suggestion had sparked ...




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