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  1. Do homework before departing

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... completed their studies. Educators warn parents and students to be on high alert when choosing overseas high schools or universities as the fortune spent may go down the drain if the courses offered are not widely recognised by Hong Kong educational institutes or employers. The Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (HKCAA) is an independent organisation responsible for academic accreditation ...

  2. Women wanted to power department

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The department of electrical engineering at Polytechnic University (PolyU) plans to promote its programme more proactively to young hopefuls and, in particular, women students. Ho Siu-lau, chair professor of electricity utilisation and head of the electrical engineering department, said the unit had kept a relatively low profile in the past and people probably had very little idea ...

  3. Urgent need to tackle education system's abuse of our children

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and homework imposed by a school education system whose glaring deficiencies are exposed in your columns with monotonous regularity. The basic problem is the quality of the Education Department, which ... abuse of its young children, who often labour longer hours than the wretched urchins consigned to Dickensian factories. Not surprisingly however, it is beyond the wit of the Education Department ...

  4. Education hub hostels could cost HK$1.4b

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into a regional education hub. Apart from increasing the non-local student intake, the government aims to encourage them to stay and work in Hong Kong after graduation. The Immigration Department ... faced in turning the city into a regional education hub. Apart from capital funding, the government is also considering grants for universities to buy or rent premises. An estimated 6,500 more ...

  5. Educators call for greater emphasis on English skills

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... Nora Tong and Will Clem The end of colonial rule in 1997 signalled a gradual decline in the English language's dominance of society and the education system. The administration of Tung Chee-hwa championed the policy of mother-tongue education and ruled the following year that all but 114 secondary schools would have to stop using English to teach other subjects. A decade ...

  6. Unemployment falls as summer job seekers return to education

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... per cent in August, was the return to education of 10,300 summer job seekers and the withdrawal from the workforce of another 1,100 people. That more than offset a drop in total employment ... by employers. The Census and Statistics Department said the decoration and maintenance, real estate, wholesale trade and restaurants sectors registered the biggest drops in unemployment. ...

  7. Proposal to extend free education to 12 years welcomed

    Posted Oct 05th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... for the plan might take away resources for other educational policies. Ng Shun-wing, of the education policy and administration department at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, supported the new ... Agnes Lam Education groups and academics have welcomed a government proposal to waive tuition fees for senior secondary school students, extending Hong Kong's free education system ...

  8. Re-education needed on learning difficulties

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong remains dependent on the energy and enterprise of its people to maintain a competitive edge. Education is now key to exploiting those qualities. Our city cannot afford to waste its human capital. The Ombudsman's latest report deals with an important aspect for educators and parents alike- identifying children with specific learning difficulties as early ...

  9. Education key to rural health, says aid worker

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller Efforts to improve the mainland's dilapidated rural health-care system will fail unless the government dramatically boosts investment in public health education, according ... However, Mr Murray said: 'There is no obligation to provide residents with health education, and the government does not invest funds for this. 'Meanwhile, frontline workers ...

  10. Education for gifted pupils should have a local twist

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... The government needs to adapt its approach to gifted education to a more local context or it will be 'doomed to fail', an expert has warned. Shane Phillipson, associate professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education's Department of Educational Psychology, Counselling and Learning Needs, said concepts of giftedness varied widely between different cultures, but most ...




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