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  1. Rise in students losing faith in HK exam system

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Chinese, English and two subjects. At Carmel Secondary School, where Ho is vice-principal, more than 10 students left after finishing Form Five in the summer, skipping next year's exam, ... boarding schools. An increase in students moving overseas before completing secondary school had been evident since last year, said Dr Esther Ho Yuk-fan, chair of the Hong Kong Association ...

  2. Top tips on engineering

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... secondary students from Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Carmel Secondary School, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School and CNEC Christian College attended the four half-day sessions last week ... Jessie Hui Students from four schools received advice on engineering from professionals during a week-long initiative as part of Engineers Week (EWeek). Organised by IBM China/Hong Kong ...

  3. Educators call for greater emphasis on English skills

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... at a disadvantage because English-medium schools attracted academically higher-performing students. Lawrence Lour Tsang-tsay, principal of Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School and former chairman ... of Tung Chee-hwa championed the policy of mother-tongue education and ruled the following year that all but 114 secondary schools would have to stop using English to teach other subjects. A decade ...

  4. The List

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES DNA Explored: British Council science project. Exhibitions, forums and workshops. Hong Kong Science Museum. Now until April 13. Visit ... Carmel-on-the-Hill, 9 Carmel Village Street, Ho Man Tin. Today, 10am-4.30pm. Tel 2535 8950. ESF Orchestra and Choir Concert: 250 students will perform at City Hall Concert Hall, Central. Wednesday, 7.30pm. ...

  5. Mailbag

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Carmel Wong, cycwong@hku.hk. CHRIS DAVISON Acting Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong Fair's fair if it's consistent It is a shame to see boys and girls as young as 16 experiencing inequity. The recent allocation of prefects at Island School left some wondering about justice. In one house, the prefects were chosen by house students' votes. In another the student ...

  6. Many schools of thought when it comes to rankings

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung In Hong Kong's brand-conscious society, university rankings attract much public attention. After all, universities' ranking and reputation are key considerations in many people's college selection criteria. It is also common kno ...

  7. School needs more funds for vital building work

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A shortage of funds at Hong Kong Island's only school for children with disabilities has left it operating on a shoestring, doubling up on facilities ... Kwok Sau-ping, a teacher at the school, told the South China Morning Post that this is because the grants are inadequate. Kwok was speaking during a media tour to mark the building ...

  8. School's in for teachers

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in English after the government introduced a so-called fine-tuning of classroom language policy last year, giving schools more flexibility in offering English-taught subjects. Other areas covered ... as theoretical knowledge; these same skills are seen as pre-requisites for making the '3+3+4' school reform a success. '[Our teachers] should not be people who slavishly implement policies ...

  9. A school for thought

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and reasoning capabilities, rather than preparing them for a specific career or trade. Many of their graduates, however, go on to top graduate schools, and the best law and medical schools ... note of the trend. From next school year, all undergraduates will be required to take at least 21 units, or seven courses, from four areas of 'general education': Chinese cultural ...

  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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