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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF fees could rise 20pc as subsidy phases out

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Cost for new students likely to increase sharply from 2016 as the government's HK$284 million subsidy is phased out, internal document shows ESF fees could rise 20pc in three years Fees for new students entering the English Schools Foundation from 2016 could be more than 20 per cent higher as the government phases out its decades-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232607/esf-fees-could-rise-20-cent-three-years
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    From shortage of Hong Kong university places to glut by 2016

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com From shortage to glut of HK university places Hong Kong's shortage of university places could turn into a glut in three years as student numbers fall and competition from private institutions increases. In the 2013-2014 academic year there will be 22,000 places available at public and private universities for the 27,000 secondary school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1224205/shortage-hk-university-places-glut-2016
  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Political questions can give insight into young minds

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Liberal studies exam questions have opened the way for discussion of sensitive topics in schools Spring is never the best season for Hong Kong, with its unbearable humidity and fluctuating temperatures. But for some 70,000 secondary school six pupils, the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214708/political-questions-can-give-insight-young-minds
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF to end admission priority for non-Chinese speakers

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Foundation changes tack on admissions policy, with the move likely to increase the competition for primary places among expatriate children ESF ends priority for non-Chinese speakers The English Schools Foundation announced on Monday it will be ending its admissions priority for children who do not speak Chinese. The move is likely to increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143420/esf-end-priority-non-chinese-speakers
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF makes public plea for Island School site

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Board has dropped plans to rebuild the ageing school in Quarry Bay because of the strong opposition from community and neighbours ESF makes public plea for Island School site The English Schools Foundation has made a public appeal for a "solution" to redevelop its ageing Island School after the board decided to drop a plan to rebuild ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1140503/esf-makes-public-plea-island-school-site
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF must provide local curriculum, Eddie Ng says

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Foundation will not get funding if it does not provide HK diploma, minister tells lawmakers Switch to local curriculum, ESF told The English Schools Foundation must introduce a local rather than international curriculum if it wants to keep its subvention, Education Secretary Eddie Ng Hak-kim told Legco yesterday. Ng's statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1074076/esf-must-provide-local-curriculum-eddie-ng-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    No legal support for pushing through national education, lawyers say

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Education Ordinance does not penalise public schools for not following suggested curriculum, but government can use its executive powers 'No legal support' for national lessons Lawyers say the government cannot force public schools to start national education classes - which it says will be mandatory in three years' time. Andrew Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1027249/no-legal-support-pushing-through-national-education-lawyers-say
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Sha Tin Christian school forsakes Bible studies for national education

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Christian institute in Sha Tin will cancel two weekly morning assemblies, upsetting parents School chooses national lessons over Bible studies A Sha Tin Christian school will cancel two weekly morning assemblies - which include Bible studies - to make way for national education. The move by Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School has upset parents who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1025748/sha-tin-christian-school-forsakes-bible-studies-national-education
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

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

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com No access to public consultation data The government says it needs more time before it can release key findings of a public consultation that led to the introduction of the national education subject. The South China Morning Post and a reader filed requests this month for details of the consultation, including how many of the 1,000 submissions agreed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1020327/officials-need-more-time-releasing-national-education-data
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Principals' group calls for online forum to discuss national education

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

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Influential principals' group says government should set up an internet forum where public can offer ideas on how sensitive topics are taught Call for debate on national course A leading group of school principals has called on the government to set up an internet forum to consult the public on national education teaching materials related ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1020324/principals-group-calls-online-forum-discuss-national-education

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