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  1. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    South Korean education board probes cram schools after exam leaks

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Revelations of cheating had led to cancellation of US entrance tests in score-obsessed nation SAT board probes cram schools after exam leaks Follow @SCMP_News South Korean officials yesterday launched an investigation into cram schools after a cheating scandal that led to the nationwide cancellation of US university entrance exams this month. ...

  2. News - China

    Taiwan’s cram schools warm up in puppy-love tale

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 03:18pm by Associated Press in Taipei, Taiwan

    ... Associated Press in Taipei, Taiwan Attending a full day of school then spending hours more in tutoring is a must in Taiwan, where students start ‘cram schools’ as early as elementary ... adolescence on Nanyang Street- the Taipei street home to many cram schools. He has such vivid memories and imagination about the place, it became the backdrop to his new film, When a Wolf Falls ...

  3. Cram schools should be accepted as part of daily life

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and education reforms have led to a surge of students joining cram schools which mainly cater to senior secondary students who are tackling public exams. This has helped private tutoring schools like ... has seen students increasingly turn to cram schools and mock papers. Last June, Britain's The Independent newspaper published an article, 'Exam-obsessed Hong Kong makes celebrity ...

  4. Cram school ad breaches rules

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A cram school advertisement that featured a student's name, school name and HKCEE results breached data protection principles, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner ruled yesterday. Commissioner Roderick Woo Bun said students should check how cram schools planned to use any of their personal information. ...

  5. Smaller cram school seeks niche to avoid competition with sector heavyweights

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Smaller tutorial schools are finding niches in a flourishing market as the larger schools try to cater to the changes brought by education reform. 'We do not and we cannot compete with the large tutorial schools, even if the potential market grows under the reforms,' Elite Education founder Chris Wong Hon-leung said. 'We lack marketing resources.' He ...

  6. Cram school in $2.65m tutor row

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Writ from star teacher seeks unpaid March-April commission from King's Glory Educational Centre One of the highest-profile cram schools on the local market has become ... the actions had been 'duly and properly authorised and approved' by the school and were similar to things he had done on occasions in the past for promotional purposes. His writ also states ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Cramming culture hurts students

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Most students are let down by local schools' obsession with exams S. Chiu hit the nail on the head when she questioned the mentality of the education authority in her letter ... talk host To Kit's claim that policies in local schools are not guided by principles of psychology. It is cruel to give a nine-year-old 11 assignments. When officials consider education ...

  8. Schools of thought

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... A storm is brewing in Taiwan between the operators of after-hours cram schools and reform-minded parent groups, with each claiming to represent students' best interests. Trouble ... demanding more power to decide where to send their children. But operators of the cram schools - known locally as buxibans - are not happy. Any move that gives parents more choice for after-school ...

  9. The lesson that all parents need to learn

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scholastic-obsessed culture, school study takes up a disproportionate share of a young person's life. We all know the long arms of schoolwork extend well beyond the school - reaching out into many ... industry that exploits the insecurity of parents and students. The quality of private tutors and tutorial schools varies greatly. But unlike normal schools, they are lightly regulated. ...

  10. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Dead body and 34 stowaways found crammed in container at British port

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Police suspect homicide in death of one person in a group of stowaways believed to have come from India A dead man and at least 34 survivors, including women and children, have been found inside a shipping container in Britain, emergenc ...




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