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  1. Child workers return to school after tip-off

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hundreds of Sichuan students at the centre of a child labour row in Dongguan, Guangdong, have been sent back to school, mainland media reported yesterday. The Guangzhou-based Information ... the students to return to the classroom because the issue had become public. 'We will let the students study in school [for] at least one year first. If they need to, we may send them to do ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    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. 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 ...

  7. School leavers get on with the job

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Scarlet Ma

    ... many students encountered problems when they started to work. 'From school to work, the paths that lie ahead for Hong Kong students have changed drastically. The picture is more ... techniques.' To act as a bridge between school and work, the Labour Department launched in 2002 the Youth Pre-employment Training Programme (YPTP) and the Youth Work Experience and Training Scheme ...

  8. 500 secondary school teachers apply for early retirement deal

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem About 500 secondary school teachers have applied for early retirement under a government scheme aimed at reducing their numbers in line with the falling student population. The scheme, which has been running for primary school teachers since 2004, was extended to secondary school teachers for the first time this year. But the president of the largest teachers' union ...

  9. 54 primary school teachers quit under retirement scheme

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Fifty-four government primary school teachers took advantage of the early retirement scheme in the 2004/05 school year. Only six had met the controversial Language ... in their 40s and 19 in their 50s. The normal retirement age is 60. As for the current school year, the bureau said 27 government primary school teachers had applied to join the scheme ...

  10. 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 ...




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