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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Education minister supports university president's snub of students with protest symbol

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Eddie Ng supports symbolic withholding of degrees from those with protest emblem Education chief backs snub of students Education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim has voiced his support of a university head's controversial refusal to hand degree certificates to graduates who carried yellow umbrellas at their graduation ceremonies. Ng said he ...

  2. News - China - SEX EDUCATION

    Leading sexologist blasts China's poor sex education after attack during speech

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 02:19pm by WU NAN

    ... the lack of an official mainland policy supporting sex education, which he said has led to 99 per cent of Chinese adults being ill-informed on the subject. Peng Xiaohui, a professor in the school ... at him, last week while he giving a speech at the Guangzhou Sex Culture Festival. The incident went viral on the internet, promoting heated debate about sex education and leading Peng to say: ...

  3. News - China

    Disabled couple walks 500 kilometres to raise money for children's education

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 06:05pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Bank teller in Huangshi spends three hours counting more than 3,000 coins they collected A farmer couple, both physically challenged, walked into a bank in Huangshi, Hubei province in central China yesterday morning wanting to ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Probe launched into Education Bureau's refusal to divulge teachers' details

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Ombudsman looks into Education Bureau's refusal to divulge information Probe as teachers' details kept confidential The Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the Education Bureau's refusal to disclose the names and personal details of registered teachers. The probe follows complaints by a parents' group, which was not identified. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY: Sister Bernardine Remedios 1930-2014

    Missionary who devoted years to education

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Missionary who devoted years to education A retired missionary who devoted more than 40 years to spreading the Catholic faith in Taiwan, the United States and her hometown of Hong Kong has died at the age of 84. Sister Bernardine Remedios died on October 17 in California at the retirement home of the Maryknoll Sisters, the religious order which educated her as a child and with which she ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Short budget puts early education plan at risk, lawmaker says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... may be too high The government's reluctance to increase the budget for kindergarten education is one of the most worrying problems facing a plan to introduce free preschool education ... Mo-chi, chairman of the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education, and members including three former or current education officials. "When [Cheng] told me the estimate, the government ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    As schools reopen, education authorities urge students, teachers to start commute early

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 07:34am by CHRIS LAU, ALAN YU, Kathy Gao and Shirley Zhao

    ... families were most inconvenienced lived on the outlying islands and on the north side of Hong Kong Island. St Paul's Co-educational College, on MacDonnell Road, felt the impact of the protests ... said. Chan disagreed with people who said that the suspension had taken a huge toll on pupils' education. "Not going to class for a week is fine, because we can keep studying ...

  8. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    One-third of Chinese do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com As many as three in 10 of China’s 1.3 billion population are unable to communicate in Putonghua, China’s Education Ministry said during an annual event ... speak Putonghua articulately and fluently,” the Education Ministry revealed in statement published on its official website last week. That could mean that at least 400 million citizens remain ...

  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    More returning to China after study overseas, Education Ministry says

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by ZHANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Better job opportunities and family ties are among the forces driving them back to China More students head home after study overseas Chinese students are increasingly choosing to return home after studying overseas, with some graduates saying better job prospects are driving their decision. Figures from the Ministry of Education showed ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Academic's free educational materials to battle racism

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Free booklet and DVD on Indian culture produced by city academic to be sent to every high school to educate teachers and pupils Myth-busting campaign to tackle racism A Chinese University professor hopes to tackle what she sees as the city's racist attitude towards ethnic minorities by giving educational materials to every secondary school in Hong ...




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