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  1. News - Hong Kong - SCHOOLS

    Departing exam chief George Pook's plea to parents on education reforms

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Departing head of exams authority says parents and students must have realistic expectations Education reforms 'will need time' Parents and students must stop seeing a university place as the only route to success if reforms to the city's education system are to succeed, a key architect of the new Diploma of Secondary Education ...

  2. Many government departments would be willing to use renovated west wing

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Chai Wan. The uses include new headquarters for the Correctional Services Department, educational institutions and others. They do not add any value to the enjoyment of the harbour. Why ... station, general post office and Hong Kong Club buildings we have already destroyed, but it is a historic government precinct. It can stay in public use, as we have plenty of government departments ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Anger as Education Bureau postpones release of national education report

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Bureau misses its own deadline for revealing consultation findings, citing need for legal advice Release of education dossier is postponed indefinitely Education authorities have indefinitely postponed releasing the report of a consultation done last year on national education, citing a need to seek legal advice. The Education Bureau held ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Education Bureau directive not meant to bypass ICAC

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com 'Bureau directive not meant to bypass ICAC' The Education Bureau has denied trying to bypass graft-busters in investigating internal complaints of corruption. It was responding to a lawmaker's query on an e-mail in which a senior education official told the bureau's civil servants to refer any corruption accusations to her so ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Education minister in push to rescue secondary schools as students decline

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng, Ada Lee

    ... He said the department would also "actively explore" an early retirement scheme to help prevent an excessive number of redundant teachers. But an Education Department spokeswoman ... Jennifer Cheng and Ada Lee Education minister unveils relief measures designed to ride out ‘temporary drop’ in secondary student enrolments Bureau in push to rescue schools Education ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Students continue class strike over national education

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 03:00pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan A small group of Open University students are boycotting classes for a second day in a row, on Tuesday, to protest against the government’s national education programme. The protesters- about 15 students and some half-dozen organisers from the university’s national education concern group- have been demonstrating at Siu Tsang Fung Kwan Square. Their class strike is being ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Oxford don says education reforms 'won't hurt' Hongkongers' chances

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Professor William James. Hong Kong departed from the British four-year senior-secondary curriculum in 2009. Pupils now go through three years of senior-secondary education, and those qualified to go ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pro-vice-chancellor at leading university says 3-3-4 system won't dim enrolment prospects Secondary reforms not a bar to Oxford Secondary-education ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Educator warns parents maids not trained to teach their children English

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Lam Mei-yung, of the Education Institute's department of early childhood education, said foreign maids could help simply by interacting in English. "It's not necessary for them ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Educator warns parents domestic helpers are not trained to teach their children English Maids' language role challenged Most parents believe employing ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Men need educating about prostate cancer, SCMP poll shows

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... a walnut-sized gland in the male reproductive system. According to the latest Health Department statistics, it's the third most common cancer among Hong Kong men, affecting 45.2 per 100,000 people ... for prostate cancer is ageing- prostate cancer is rarely found in men below the age of 50. The Health Department notes that other risk factors include family history of prostate cancer, and physical ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Bold' education reforms can make HK a hub for innovation, adviser says

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Kong Institute of Education's department of curriculum and instruction, has expressed worries about pupils being overloaded with school work and activities, leaving them little time ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com 'Bold' education reforms can make HK a hub for innovation, adviser says Hong Kong's "bold and visionary" education reforms ...




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