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  1. School leavers turn to associate degrees

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li School leavers, who are unable to pursue the traditional higher education route, are turning to associate degrees and top-up degrees. As the government pushes to make higher ... quickly,' says Dr Simon Wong, dean of Baptist University's School of Continuing Education. Baptist University, the first tertiary institution to offer associate degree programmes in Hong Kong, ...

  2. 35pc sorry they did an associate degree course

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A survey shows that more than a third of associate degree students regret their studies, saying the qualification will not boost their job prospects. Civic think-tank Roundtable surveyed 516 associate degree students studying at the continuing education arm of the University of Hong Kong and Polytechnic University. More than half of the respondents took a gloomy view ...

  3. New school brings degrees of hope

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... degrees are equipped to study at a university once their interests have been fully explored and developed. Mr Clark raised this concern at the opening of his new college at Lai Kok Shopping Centre in Cheung Sha Wan. Since 2000, when the government gave the go-ahead for associate degree courses for Form Seven school-leavers, community colleges have mushroomed in the city. But the public's ...

  4. New college

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to an Associate in Arts degree. The first year of the programme consists of a one-year full-time University Foundation Diploma (UFD), while the second and third years consist of the full-time Associate Degree programme. Both programmes cover three areas of study: bilingual communication, general education and social sciences. The UFD and Associate Degree have both been accredited by the Hong ...

  5. Form Five graduates more willing to pursue alternative study routes

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... for pre-associate degree courses but he expected more enrolments later as competition for Form Six places toughened. Hong Kong Central College, which offers three-year associate degree courses for Form Five ...

  6. Net progress

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... Mary Luk Bureau website to keep tabs on associate degree graduates The latest information on how associate degree graduates are doing will be highlighted this year on the ipass (Information Portal for Accredited Self-financing Sub-degree Programmes) website, www.ipass.gov.hk, the Education Bureau says. For the first time, facts and figures on the number of associate degree ...

  7. New policy on associate degree stirs debate

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-Hei Some students say Baptist University's ruling on associate degrees is not ideal. The School of Continuing Education at Baptist U has announced that publicly funded universities will allow associate degree graduates to enter Year Three when the new four-year university structure is introduced in 2012. Current associate degree graduates enter university as Year Two ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-Beijing legal expert backs Bar Association's rejection of high barrier to nomination

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Tanna Chong

    ... expert has backed the Bar Association';s view that requiring 2017 chief executive candidates to win 50 per cent support from the nominating committee could be unconstitutional. "The 50 ... said the association "is not the law". "Respect the rule of law but don't take the Bar Association';s electoral reform submission as the law," said Eu, of the Civic ...

  9. The recommendations

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Double second-year places on full-degree courses reserved for holders of associate degrees at publicly funded universities Extend scheme providing loans for graduates of diploma and associate degree programmes to pursue full degrees Make vacant school buildings available to prospective providers of sub-degree courses Offer institutions grants to enhance the quality ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - WORLD CUP

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter faces protests as he opens Hong Kong Football Association's new HQ

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 02:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Handful of protesters wave placards over workers' treatment for Qatar World Cup Protesters waving red cards at Fifa president Sepp Blatter overshadowed the opening of the new offices of the Hong Kong Football Associ ...




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