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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Quality of local schools in doubt, Amcham says

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com We need graduates in tune with 21st century business standards, forum's chairman says Amcham chief criticises quality of city's schools ... of education provided at many local schools especially in the quality of English language and science instruction. Our companies want to hire local graduates, but they need to be ready to handle 21st ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to ditch elitist expat class system

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Time to ditch elitist expat class system Hong Kong does not need more international schools. It needs local schools that are capable of educating ... international schools with public resources. Local educators and lawmakers, who ought to know better, duly repeat the demand. Officials like Eddie Ng Hak-kim act guiltily for failing to please ...

  3. Race is on to snare coveted spot at jockey school

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Au michael.au@scmp.com Talent alone is not enough to make it as a jockey- apprentices must put in 60-hour weeks of rigorous and varied training. As the Jockey Club prepares to sign up its next recruits, Amy Chan Lim-chee, headmistress of the Apprentice Jockeys' School, revealed the secrets for success. 'We help them to set targets- targets to become ...

  4. Short but sharp courses at HKUST Business School

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to date,' says Della Wong, associate director of HKUST Business School Executive Education at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). 'People are busy, but working every day, they don't always learn what is happening outside [their immediate area] or have the broader knowledge needed to move up and run a successful company.' To remedy this, the school ...

  5. High-risk investment ban on subsidy scheme schools

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Education authorities have banned the city's semi-autonomous Direct Subsidy Scheme schools from investing in property and high-risk stocks under a set of tough new measures announced yesterday. The measures come two years after several of the 70-odd direct subsidy schools came under fire for poor administration and for investing heavily ...

  6. Jet maker starts HK flight school

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Gulfstream has set up the first flight training centre in Asia at Chek Lap Kok airport, to cater to the rapid growth of private jets in the Asia- Pacific region. The Savannah-based jet manufacturer joined hands with flig ...

  7. Head of schools empire held over illegal loan scam

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... woman, with an estimated personal wealth of 3.6 billion yuan. 36 Number of schools, companies and other entities run by Wenzhou Liren Education Group across 10 provinces and regions ...

  8. School spending vow renewed despite years of failure

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Finance Minister Zhang Shaochun said yesterday government spending on schooling was likely to be between 3.83 per cent and 3.86 per cent of GDP this year and that there should be little problem ... at the end of February last year amid rising public discontent over a school system increasingly dogged by bureaucratic corruption and widening inequality. To meet the target next year, Zhang said ...

  9. 'New' Business School sustains mainland links

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it became known as the CUHK Business School. 'The new brand is one component of a wider drive to communicate the strengths of our research and teaching,' said Professor TJ Wong, dean of CUHK Business School, and professor of accountancy at CUHK. 'It's [also] about curriculum development- ensuring that the Business School offers a coherent set of programmes to develop ...

  10. Business schools mean business

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis It might have been valid more than a decade ago to say the city did not have a good business school. Today, Hong Kong is a key international hub for business education, ... a former chairman of HSBC say in a speech that Hong Kong lacked a high-quality business school! No one says that any longer,' DeKrey says. In the meantime, the pool of candidates has also ...




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