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  1. Report seen as global education benchmark

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Britain and the United States, there are also non-OECD Asian participants like Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand. Mainland China, Singapore, the whole of Africa, India and Central Asia ... The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) has become the benchmark for comparing how countries fare in education. It began with OECD countries in 2000, but as other ...

  2. Saving from the cradle for education

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Parry

    ... at a university in the United States. Even locally, financing a three-year degree course in Hong Kong, including accommodation, living expenses and fees, will set you back more than $250,000. Moreover, ... can be used to invest for future education costs - mutual funds, insurance plans and unit-linked investments, which are a hybrid of the two. All have their own pros and cons. How suited ...

  3. Condensed education raises questions

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sufficient preparation for university education, even four-year university education? The United States system has a two-tiered structure: regular high school courses leading to a standardised ... THE EDUCATION Commission recently published a proposal recommending that senior secondary education be condensed from four years into three years. Under the proposed system, the HKCEE ...

  4. Labour cost, education attract Intel

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... educational standards, according to Intel chief executive Craig Barrett. While the head of the world's largest semiconductor company would not say whether China offered tax and other benefits, he suggested that they played a role in the location of the plant. 'Most countries other than the [United States] provide incentives for the future,' Mr Barrett said in Beijing yesterday. ...

  5. Top schools demand illegal entry fee

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it had pledged. In 1993, the State Council said the national education allocation would always total 4 per cent of gross domestic product, but from 2000 to 2002 it reached only 2.8 per cent, 3.1 ... though they are prohibited, because the government covers only about half of their running expenses. The regulations state that primary schools are allowed to charge students only an average ...

  6. A less liberal America

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Two Americas have emerged from the maelstrom that engulfed the United States two years ago. One is familiar to the mainstream of society and is barely changed from the old; the other ... for the tens of thousands of foreigners in a months-long immigration logjam waiting for visas so they can attend trade shows and conferences. Muslim students eager for an American university education ...

  7. Educators call for end to wasteful use of resources

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Professionals seek more effective implementation amid heavy financial constraints Educators have accused the government of wasting resources in keeping low-quality government ... costly to run than their aided counterparts because their staff were employed on civil service terms and enjoyed better fringe benefits. The average cost of educating a student in a government ...

  8. Father Ron Saucci

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... actors/actresses- anybody involved in helping people live a better life. I was elected to the board of directors of the United Nations NGO community, became director of communications for Maryknoll, and got ...

  9. Teen suicide a problem whole society must face

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not particularly high compared with student suicide rates elsewhere in the world, they remain a serious concern. The reaction by Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun ... remains exam-orientated and students feel enormous pressure. Further reforms of the education system can help relieve this, but the problem is one that must be faced by society as a whole. Our ...

  10. HKU shows world how to tackle graft

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... course at the University of Hong Kong's continuing education arm. Government, audit, anti-corruption and police officers from Zambia, Kenya, Pakistan, the Philippines, East Timor, the Netherlands and Canada were among the participants in the six-week programme. Course units are taught by former Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) head Tony Kwok Man-wai ...




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