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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Fears of overcrowding in border school classes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Thomas Chan

    ... in border school classes A temporary increase in places at Sheung Shui primary schools to cater for the influx of mainland children could jeopardise the government's push for smaller classes and damage teaching quality, education experts fear. Undersecretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung announced yesterday that class sizes at 28 schools near the border would be increased by five, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Cross-border study scheme criticised

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 05:56pm by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Cross-border study scheme described by lawmakers as an education 'trap' The government was criticised for a pilot scheme that encourages Hongkongers to attend ... that students can also apply to mainland schools without joining the scheme –but would then have to take an entrance exam. Since the handover, about 60,000 students have moved across the border ...

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    Schools near border in Hong Kong struggle to cope with surge in pupils

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong, Dennis Chong

    ... Kristie Wong and Dennis Chong Numbers surge with influx of children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents Schools at border struggle to cope Schools in North District say they have been overwhelmed by the number of cross-border pupils, despite increasing their capacity to cope with an expected surge. Their ranks have been boosted by children reaching school age who were born in Hong ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 2, 2013

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... priority, then cross-border pupils will have to go to schools beyond North District and they could end up with travelling times of around two hours from home to school and back. These children have ...

  5. HK sets cap on cross-border pupils at 13,000

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Dennis Chong Hong Kong will limit the number of mainland children crossing the border to attend school to 13,000 from next year, the chief secretary says. This was to prevent children born to mainland parents in Hong Kong from swarming schools, Stephen Lam Sui-lung said yesterday. The city now receives several thousand cross-border pupils, who pass through restricted ...

  6. More cross-border pupils test logistics

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong authorities expect the number of cross-border students to rise more than 40 per cent in September and are discussing transport arrangements with their mainland counterparts. Undersecretary for security Lai Tung-kwok said yesterday 12,000 children from kindergarten to secondary school age now crossed the border every day, but this number would ...

  7. Minister attacked over cross-border pupils

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this September, about 1,400 of the 3,600 Primary One places in North District have been allocated to children not living in Hong Kong, up from about 1,000 last year. Another 210 cross-border pupils have ... to cross-border students next year would be capped at 13,000. Meanwhile, a private member's bill submitted by Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung to amend the Immigration Ordinance was formally rejected ...

  8. Students without borders

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer During the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the Australian economy was one of the few globally that did not experience a recession, and remains the envy of the world amid the international economic gloom. As a Western country whose major tradin ...

  9. Up to 100 cross-border students lack permits

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan More than 100 mainland students- some as young as eight- are being forced to use public transport when travelling across the border each day to attend Hong Kong schools. The children do not have closed-area permits, which give access to Lo Wu Station Road and public transport at the Lok Ma Chau border crossing and would have enabled them to use school buses. Many ...

  10. Mainlanders swamp schools near border

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung and Cherry Wong The number of cross-border children in Hong Kong schools and kindergartens has doubled in the past five years as more mainland women give birth in the city. ... While there are enough teachers and places overall to cope with the present numbers, a squeeze is already being felt in kindergartens and primary schools close to the border. The number ...




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