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  1. Schools given leeway in use of funds, Education Bureau says

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Schools are allowed flexibility in how they apply rules governing their financial accounts, and the Education Bureau- unlike the Audit Commission- is flexible in reviewing the accounts, the bureau says. Senior education official Lily Tsang told legislators yesterday that the commission had used 'its own, rather strict, methods' in singling out 22 schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732252/schools-given-leeway-use-funds-education-bureau-says
  2. Education chief helped son cheat in exam

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai A county education bureau chief in Hunan was found to have helped his son cheat on the national college entrance exam last week, according to state media. Mao Huadong, director of Jiangyong county's Education Bureau, was suspended from his position by the county's anti-graft watchdog on Sunday morning, and members of the county Commission for Discipline Inspection, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717163/education-chief-helped-son-cheat-exam
  3. Named and shamed, school heads target Education Bureau

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau School heads have been left scurrying for explanations after they were accused of poor financial practices by the Audit Commission. After being named and shamed, some principals have taken aim at the Education Bureau. Delia Group of Schools, which runs several campuses, said 'tardy' work by the bureau led to extra expenses that it was forced to charge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731661/named-and-shamed-school-heads-target-education-bureau
  4. Education exchanges are key to fostering close ties with continent

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... Castillo-Fernandez, the European Commission's representative in the city. She says educational exchanges are crucial to promoting 'people-to-people exchanges', and local academics and students ... Ajay Shamdasani Generations of Hongkongers have chosen English-speaking countries in which to further their education- but now students are being asked to consider continental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713822/education-exchanges-are-key-fostering-close-ties-continent
  5. Protest over bid to cut graduates' starting pay

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... the Legislative Council demanded yesterday. The Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service advisory body recommended in March that entry pay for non-directorate-level civil ... will come into effect in October. According to the commission, pay for university graduates recruited by the private sector from April 2008 to April last year averaged HK$18,504 a month, compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716508/protest-over-bid-cut-graduates-starting-pay
  6. Think thrice before clamping more controls on DSS schools

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to close down, which will ultimately raise the overall education quality in Hong Kong. The Education Bureau must think thrice before adopting the recommendations in the Audit Commission ... Since the Audit Commission issued the latest audit report two weeks ago, schools operating under the Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) have been accused of several misdemeanours. One of the main ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732576/think-thrice-clamping-more-controls-dss-schools
  7. Elite schools hit back at audit report findings

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Schools criticised for spending and accounting malpractices by the Audit Commission have hit back at education officials, accusing them of poor governance and failing to give clear guidelines on how they should handle their finances. Principals say that a system of poor oversight used by the Education Bureau over the past decade is in stark contrast to the stringent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731624/elite-schools-hit-back-audit-report-findings
  8. letters

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (DSS) schools have been criticised for financial malpractices and poor administration. An Audit Commission report found that all but one of the 73 DSS schools had broken the rules. One school ... their children with a better education. And they expect schools to follow the guidelines. They have a right to know why schools are raising fees and whether the money is being properly used. Some top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732152/letters
  9. Children bullied, say parents critical of school's operations

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Commission for poor financial practices. Letitia Lau said Nicholas had been kept in a room at the school for eight hours without his parents' knowledge after being accused of threatening other ... with the Education Bureau, with no reason given, and asked her to run in the election again. Ron Lau, whose father has been criticising the school for using physical punishment on students, said he was once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732199/children-bullied-say-parents-critical-schools-operations
  10. Renovation 'too expensive'

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... in 2006. Mui Wo residents want the site to be used for a school for local children. The drug rehabilitation school had been investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713481/renovation-too-expensive

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