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  1. What the commission of inquiry said:

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An edited selection of what the commission of inquiry reported about Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung's testimony and conduct: Given the episodes and the evidence, the commission agrees... that there were a number of areas in which Professor Li's evidence was found wanting in terms of credibility. The commission concluded that it was more likely ...

  2. Does Hong Kong need a child commission?

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... under the age of 18 live in the city. There are many issues related to children, including medical care, education, social welfare and safety. We need a child commission to examine and study ... authorities to make a theoretical commitment of the UNCRC into a reality by putting children's needs at the heart of policy and practice. The role and power of a child commission for Hong Kong ...

  3. NGOs tell UN of need for children's commission

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Hong Kong needs a commission and comprehensive policy to ensure the interests of children are given paramount consideration in government decisions, the city's NGOs have proposed in a report to the United Nations. Rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which applies to Hong Kong, should be incorporated into the education ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Parents should protest the introduction of national education

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Billy Wong familypost@scmp.com We need a children's commission to protect the rights of our young It's the start of the new school year, with all the usual parental duties that brings. But this year, some parents have an additional task. They are heeding the call of Eva Chan Sik-chee, a co-founder of the Parents Concern Group on National Education, to write letters ...

  5. Education 'can do without more reforms'

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... them to learn in their own way. But he remains confident in the quality of education in the city, citing the series of reforms since 2000, when the Education Commission set out a plan to bring ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The education system should be spared any further overhaul after more than a decade of reform, the man hotly tipped to be the next education minister ...

  6. Education inquiry to rule on witnesses

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The inquiry into alleged government intervention in the internal affairs of the Hong Kong Institute of Education will today decide whether to hear evidence from three academics ... Chiu-fun, while still permanent secretary for education and manpower, called for the institute to dismiss four academics who criticised policies. Professor Luk also alleged that Arthur Li ...

  7. Paul Morris, President, Hong Kong Institute of Education

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I arrived in 1976 to start the academic year as a lecturer in education at Hong Kong University. C.K. Lau has always been a journalist I admired and he provided in-depth analyses of education policy matters. My first personal dealings with the Post were through him when I was Dean of the Faculty of Education at HKU (1986-1992) and a member of the Education Commission, from ...

  8. Judge picked as replacement to head education inquiry

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui, Will Clem

    ... at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The judge will replace Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing, vice-president of the Court of Appeal, who disqualified himself last Friday after his 'ongoing working relationship' with Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and former permanent secretary for education and manpower, prompted concerns over his impartiality. Chief ...

  9. Education academic finds 'no rational basis for cuts'

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch There was no rational explanation why the Hong Kong Institute of Education had borne the brunt of cuts in teacher education places, one of its senior academics said this week. Giving evidence at the commission of inquiry on Wednesday, head of strategic and academic planning Lai Kwok-chan said of the four teacher education providers, HKIEd was the only institution ...

  10. Economy and education top HK concerns

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Hong Kong people have identified education and a healthy economy as the most important factors for the city's continued growth. The findings have emerged in the first sustainable development index for the city, commissioned by City University's department of management science and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The index, which stands at 56.4 on a scale ...




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