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  1. Language exam paper is not the right place for moral education

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at Ocean Park against a fatal killer whale attack at Sea World, USA. Secondly, the 'correct' behaviour of Hong Kong teenagers is driven home again and again, with questions ranging from ... 4: 'Teens Far Too Materialistic'? Thirdly, I do hope the parents and politicians of Hong Kong are monitoring this type of subliminal indoctrination (that is, social engineering?) ...

  2. As education chief, Arthur Li, you are fully accountable

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be the main conduit for explaining policy to stakeholders. Professor Li denies interfering in the decision by the council of the Hong Kong Institute of Education not to reappoint Paul Morris ... No academic free lunch It is naive to complain about the threat to academic freedom posed by recent events at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Just as there is no such thing as a free lunch, ...

  3. Pilgrimage invokes divine help to pass examinations

    Posted Aug 08th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... a jug of milk on her head, a gift for the gods. Over 30,000 students made the same journey last week- a trip organisers call an 'education pilgrimage' to invoke divine help to pass high school examinations in November. 'The pilgrimage has energised me to study... I have no fear now that the gods are not with me,' said Malar, a truck driver's daughter who ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chinese pupils at present, they may feel discriminated against. In an exam-oriented city such as Hong Kong, these certificates are essential. They are a basic requirement for many jobs. ... Leung refers consider joining the English-Speaking Union in Hong Kong. We are a non-profit, registered, educational charity that organises a variety of interactive programmes that focus ...

  5. Hong Kong faces brain drain

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... Rex Aguado Hong Kong would lose as many as 30 per cent of its educated people if they were to leave for other countries, while Singapore's brainy population would actually surge ... looking for a better lifestyle.' According to Gallup, Japan could lose 13 per cent of its highly educated people, compared with an 18 per cent brain drain in the mainland. Like Hong Kong ...

  6. Hong Kong not yet a world city, think tank says

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com Hong Kong may fancy itself as Asia's world city, but a local think tank says it has yet to reach the status of New York and London- and risks falling behind ... yesterday charting Hong Kong's path to becoming one of the world's three bona fide financial hubs. 'The gravity of the global economy is shifting from the West to the East. ...

  7. Halloween chance to turn hair horrors into makeover

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... barbarous barbers and heinous hairdressers. The top three (or worst three) terrible tales will win a HK$2,000 gift voucher for a makeover. Every entry will receive a special offer certificate for a hair and scalp treatment. To enter, e-mail your horrible hair experience, in English or Chinese, to mohkg-pr@mohg.com before October 30. The competition is open to all Hong Kong residents. ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... occurred in one of the Hong Kong Certificate of Education English papers (the report does not say which) in which an incorrect date was written. This is unfortunate but actually did not have ... Do you have confidence in those setting exam papers? I do have confidence in those setting exam papers for the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. What I do not have ...

  9. Hong Kong is now cheaper for expats than Singapore

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Helene Franchineau Hong Kong is now more attractive than Singapore for international companies wanting to expand their footprint in the region, reigniting a long-held rivalry ... than Hong Kong since the index started in September 2009. Globally, Hong Kong is the 45th most expensive place to live, compared to Singapore which is 36th. This time last year, Hong Kong ...

  10. The long arm of the straw

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... They were among 400 teams from secondary schools taking part in the Hong Kong Inter-School Straw Robotic Design and Construction Competition. The annual competition was organised by the City University of Hong Kong Students' Union Physics and Material Science Society, and aimed to increase secondary school students' interest and creativity in applied physics and materials ...




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