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  1. Education Department should control textbook publishing

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is to take away the middleman. The Education Department should handle the production of textbooks. Costs could be lowered, because the department would aim, not to make a profit, but to balance ... As education is both a human right and a cornerstone of society, it is not surprising that the government mandates that children attend primary and secondary school. However, given ...

  2. Education department rejects reports of shoddy building probe

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Sichuan Education Department has denied media reports that an investigation revealed that the strength of the quake, building age and design flaws were responsible for the collapse of schools. Department spokesman Zeng Zhongliang said the department had not started such an investigation and had not released any reports, and media reports suggesting otherwise were ...

  3. Education department accused of not doing enough to tackle problem

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... 'I am very disappointed with the Education and Manpower Bureau,' said Dennis Wong Sing-wing, associate professor of social studies at City University of Hong Kong. 'I have held ... an education-for-all mission and have a large number of students with family problems- with more social workers. 'One social worker has to take care of about 1,000 students in each school. It is fine ...

  4. Excitement, anxiety and regret as pupils head back to school

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... their school- which has fended off threats of closure due to falling roll numbers- was still open. Many pupils set off early to avoid heavy traffic typical of the first day. But the Transport Department ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. University to help mainland Olympians

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... to become a technology partner with the Olympic committee's science and education department. It has offered experts from its health and social sciences faculty to tailor-make training ... science,' he said. Mr Jiang, director of the State Sport General Administration's science and education department, said the university was chosen for its strength in health technology ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. education

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to another school d. ask for an order from the Education Bureau 2 How many pupils have been officially expelled or asked to leave school voluntarily in the past five years, according to the bureau? ... enrolments b. schools are over-registered amid a growing pupil population c. parents of these students requested them to be transferred to other schools d. education groups' suggestion ...

  9. Courtesy the key to end bad habits

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... other motorists', said Carolina Yip Lai-ching, assistant commissioner of the Transport Department. The department and the Vocational Training Council in December began offering one-month, ... card with the department's logo. The course is voluntary, costs $550 and is open to all 1,500 instructors. ...

  10. Government must ensure all school buses in Hong Kong have seat belts

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... too. Officials at my daughters' primary school have tried for years to get the Transport Department to require seat belts in all Hong Kong school buses. But the department says the cost ... accidents of varying severity here every year. How many children will have to be badly injured or killed before the Transport Department will require seat belts to be used in all school buses? We ...




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