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  1. Rural education still ministry's top priority

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan High illiteracy rates in central and western regions mean rural education will continue to top the priorities of the mainland's education authorities this year. Education Minister Zhou Ji said in Beijing yesterday it was important to institute the minimum nine years of education in rural areas, 8 per cent of which are not covered by compulsory education. 'In ...

  2. Educate public on sea rubbish

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But instead of blaming them or Hongkongers, we need to educate tourists and all visitors to the beaches by, for example, putting up posters and stepping up patrols by officers. The government to some ... Chai Wide basis for school aid The logic of Paul Mounsey's argument in his letter is inescapable ('Keep education allowance for civil service families', July 21). All Hong Kong ...

  3. A chance to make educational progress

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... opportunity to enhance the quality of education by putting underutilised schools to better use. Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung proposes that schools that run fewer than 12 ... on to achieve that because they do not sufficiently take account of the actual quality of education offered by the most and least popular schools. The performance of schools in terms of examination ...

  4. Lift spending on education and let parents lead

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in single-party states, but to provide the means from public revenues to help them and their children receive the education which will fit them for life. Hong Kong, as part of China, is now moving ... The letter headlined 'Let schools take a greater role in deciding courses' (February 15) stressed a truth which our educational reformers too often forget: that parents ...

  5. New study affirms the value of HK?s higher education services

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... higher education services. The new study was released on Friday. A spokesman for the Education and Manpower Bureau said it had emphasised the need to?internationalise? Hong Kong?s higher education services. 'We are pleased to see that the report shares our vision of internationalisation. Indeed, the government?s new policy to facilitate the entry of non-local students into Hong ...

  6. Extra investment in education urged

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan More money needs to be invested by the central government in education, especially in rural areas, experts have told a university forum. In 2003, a total of 5.18 per cent of China's gross domestic product went towards education, with the government contributing 3.28 per cent and the private sector the rest. 'The percentage of GDP invested is a key index measuring ...

  7. Beijing must focus on quality of education

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's performance in educating its huge population of 1.3 billion was put under the spotlight this week. At a Unesco meeting on basic education held in Beijing, the mainland's ... to crack the quality issues in order to nurture an educated people with the all-round capabilities to put China on a path of balanced development. ...

  8. Education policy 'closes door on poor'

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the central government in an open letter to reverse the widening gap in education standards between the rich and poor. The letter, published in the China Youth Daily yesterday, was signed by former ... of the 1990s, China aimed to spend 4 per cent of GDP on education by the end of the decade, a target yet to be reached. The international average for 2003 was 5.1 per cent. In 2002, investment ...

  9. Buy a Unicef stationery pack and help girls get educated

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... countries like China. It does not affect girls alone as an educated female population benefits societies and economies. To promote gender equality, Unicef has been establishing schools and providing ... CINDY PAT When you are grumbling about going back to school next Thursday, stop and think about others around the world who will never get the chance to be educated. Due to poverty, more ...

  10. Free education- how long?

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan is a Macau-based correspondent for the South China Morning Post Most people agree that children should have the right to a free education. But for how many years? What's the cut-off point when it becomes impractical for the government to keep on paying for students? So far, Macau has provided one more year of free education than Hong Kong does. From the third year ...




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