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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Junior 'legislators' retirement plan wins votes

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Project gives young 'lawmakers' the chance to learn how the real world of politics works and put their ideas before some bona fide politicians Junior Legco's plan for retirement gets votes A proposal on universal retirement protection by "lawmakers" from the city's secondary schools won the approval of real legislators ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Lawmakers back union call for more permanent teachers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Fear of losing jobs is damaging how children are being taught, says union, but bureau chief says non-permanent positions mean flexibility Lawmakers back call ... regularly … we hope the government continues the subsidy for liberal studies," association vice-president Ho Ka-him said. Ng said the liberal studies grant had only been intended to operate ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Education Bureau proposes to lend Hang Seng School HK$800m

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Plan to grant expanding college HK$800m loan The Education Bureau has proposed to lend the Hang Seng School of Commerce HK$800 million to cover its expansion costs. The bureau will seek legislators' approval for the interest-free loan, which will cover the development of campus facilities and student hostels for programmes offered ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    PolyU helps set up Sichuan institute to manage disaster

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com PolyU collaborates with mainland university to offer masters programmes to nurture talent in the field of disaster management Disaster institute set up in Sichuan China's first disaster management institute has been set up in Sichuan after two deadly earthquakes struck the province in five years. The Institute for Disaster Management ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Publishers say they tried to keep rises low

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Increasing cost of textbooks blamed on new secondary curriculum and shrinking market Publishers say they tried to keep rises low Textbook publishers said they had tried their best to limit price rises for school textbooks, as the Education Bureau released the recommended textbook list yesterday. Sharon Wong Yin-yue, spokeswoman of the Anglo-Chinese ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong students make a last-gasp effort to improve their A-level grades

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... English is by far the most popular choice as5,300 private candidates sit final A-levels English was by far the most popular subject as A-level candidates made a last-ditch effort to improve their grades. Of the 5,300 private candidates who sat the A-level ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... said there were "massive waiting lists" for the ESF's special school, the Jockey Club Sarah Roe School in Ho Man Tin, and learning support centres in other ESF schools. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKU professor points to bias against rule of law among liberal arts teachers

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... A University of Hong Kong law professor, who helped host a workshop to educate liberal studies teachers, says he believes too many of them are biased against the rule of law. Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an associate professor of law and the convenor of a steer ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hope for free education gives way to disappointment

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Hope for free education gives way to frustration The lack of a timetable for meeting Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's pledge of 15 years' free education is a "huge disappointment" to kindergarten teachers. Education-sector legislator Ip Kin-yuen spoke up yesterday after Secretary for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim said the government ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    North District short of 1,400 Primary One places

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Overwhelming number of Hong Kong-born mainland pupils leaves northern schools short of spaces, and locals won’t get priority STRUGGLE FOR 1,400 PRIMARY PLACES North District is short of about 1,400 Primary One places in Sheung Shui, Fan Ling and Sha Tau Kok because of the increasing number of cross-border students, the Education Bureau said yesterday. ...




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