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    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... to the introduction of the national education subject. The South China Morning Post and a reader filed requests this month for details of the consultation, including how many of the 1,000 submissions agreed the subject should be made compulsory following a three-year preparation period. The Education Bureau said the requests "require tracing back various sets of records" so the information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1020327/officials-need-more-time-releasing-national-education-data
  2. Education should meet needs of job market: delegate

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A major problem with education on the mainland is that the system is not churning out graduates the job market needs, education experts have told CPPCC meetings. 'Employment - and the environment - are the two biggest problems China faces,' said CPPCC member Zhang Baoqing , a former vice-minister of education. '[Employment] has already become a social problem.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584113/education-should-meet-needs-job-market-delegate
  3. Education and careers expo

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arm yourself with information at the Education & Careers Expo 2004, which takes place from tomorrow until Sunday in Hall 5 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. Organised by the Labour Department and Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the exhibition provides the most updated career and education information for young people. It includes careers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444995/education-and-careers-expo
  4. Education chief says old teachers should step aside

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Fanny Law's suggestion is attacked as an insult to the profession The education chief triggered another controversy yesterday by calling on veteran teachers to consider ... Chiu-fun, the Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower, during an interview on Commercial Radio's Beautiful Sunday. 'Long-serving teachers can consider early retirement, which helps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/455131/education-chief-says-old-teachers-should-step-aside
  5. Critics hit at migrant workers education barrier

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang New regulations that will make it impossible for migrant workers with less than nine years of education to work in Guangzhou are both unconstitutional and discriminatory, experts said yesterday. Under the rules, due to be brought into force in the 'near future', migrant workers who do not have nine years' education will not be given employment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432068/critics-hit-migrant-workers-education-barrier
  6. Voucher scheme slashes kindergarten teachers' pay

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are facing staff wastage rates of up to 40 per cent. 'The structural problem of the pre-primary education voucher scheme is that pay is either frozen or cut for kindergarten teachers,' union president Fung Wai-wah said. The scheme was introduced by the Education Bureau in 2007 to provide subsidies for parents sending their children to non-profit-making kindergartens. For five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968716/voucher-scheme-slashes-kindergarten-teachers-pay
  7. Surplus teachers to protest over job woes

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Surplus teachers will mount a 12-hour protest in Statue Square on June 26 to show their frustration at not being able to find new jobs. Education legislator Cheung Man-kwong ... There should be enough vacancies for surplus teachers, Mr Cheung said, considering the early retirement scheme launched this year for teachers and new jobs created by the Education and Manpower Bureau. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459644/surplus-teachers-protest-over-job-woes
  8. Beat exam nerves

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... mock exams. If students get poor results they work harder, but that's no guarantee of success. For those taking the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), the clock starts ... employers and the Institute of Education are set up in classrooms and school halls. Participating students first get their mock exam results based on their performance in school, and then they have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452952/beat-exam-nerves
  9. Flexible outlook the key to a happy, fulfilling retirement

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... An unpleasant phenomenon began to emerge in the fast-changing business environment of the 1990s: an increasing number of senior executives and managers became scared by the prospect of early retirement. While retirement years are often considered the happ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429297/flexible-outlook-key-happy-fulfilling-retirement
  10. Students can get head start

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Mirroring trends in the broader economy, more than 70 organisations - including Fuel and Classified Post - are participating this week in a special on-campus job fair at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). It will give students the chance to explore career ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740516/students-can-get-head-start

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