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  1. Programme offers alternative option to school-leavers

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze The government's Youth Work Experience and Training Scheme offers secondary school-leavers an alternative path to pursue a career, and enhances their competitiveness ... qualification requirement and the scheme welcomes school-leavers, even those who do not score one point in public examinations. Since its inception, 56,155 trainees secured jobs through ...

  2. ESF raises school fees by up to 7pc

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Will Clem

    ... Liz Heron and Will Clem Foundation refuses to rule out further increases after surprise announcement The English Schools Foundation has declined to rule out further fee increases after parents were this week presented with a surprise rise in fees of up to 7 per cent for 2008/09. Fees will go up by 5 per cent at the ESF's five secondary schools to $89,250, and by 7 per cent ...

  3. School closure policy appalling: teachers

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The government's policy of school closures is the most appalling of all education policies introduced in the past decade, according to teachers who took part in an online ... and appalling. Under the policy- implemented in 2003 due to low school admissions resulting from a falling birth rate- primary schools admitting fewer than 23 Primary One pupils have to stop offering ...

  4. Real-world dangers for school leavers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This year's gloomy job prospects can create a precarious situation for the young job seeker. School leavers who are desperate for employment could be vulnerable to a variety of scams. ... today' you should become highly suspicious. 'School leavers and summer job seekers should beware of dubious recruitment advertise ments, especially for highly paid positions requiring barely ...

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    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... In a reply to the reader, dated Monday, the bureau said an answer could not be provided until September 20 - after the school year begins. The consultation was conducted from May to August last year, ... government officials, parents, schools, and teachers. But critics, led by a teachers' union and student groups, found in their own surveys that most did not agree national education must ...

  6. Delay to ESF pay and benefits review

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Teachers must wait over the holidays for recommendations The English Schools Foundation has called for more time to complete its review of staff pay and benefits. ... 'It has been difficult to find information about other school systems. Many were reluctant to share information, including those in Hong Kong,' said Mr Forse. Julian Harniess, chairman ...

  7. ESF teachers boycott after-hours work in pay dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Teachers in English Schools Foundation schools have voted to halt all evening extra-curricular activities and overnight trips amid their dispute over pay and conditions. The ESF ... trips and most after-school activities will come to an end,' said union chairman Julian Harniess. He said members meeting yesterday had voted overwhelmingly for the action. The broad range ...

  8. Work experience is crucial

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... ethic that will be required of you later on. Li Chui-yi, Christian Alliance S. C. Chan Memorial College From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Chui-yi. Many students leave school, or even ...

  9. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... friends, go to school and have a chance at a normal life. But it costs a lot to help even one child and a huge amount of money is needed to sustain the operation. 'People think ...

  10. 'Bullish' teachers vote to reject ESF pay cut

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The teachers' union of the English Schools Foundation has voted to reject proposals for a 10 per cent cut in staff costs. The Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools held its annual general meeting on Thursday, attended by more than 200 members, according to chairman Julian Harniess. He said teachers voted to reject management's proposals ...




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