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  1. Universities must bid for about 10pc of students

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... to university education, and 2012- the first year of the new four-year degree structure- was the perfect time to start. Hong Kong Institute of Education registrar Dr So Kwok-sang, said the committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724792/universities-must-bid-about-10pc-students
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018708/departing-exam-chief-george-pooks-plea-parents-education-reforms
  3. Pilot projects aim to tackle flaws in education system

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The State Council released a directive yesterday outlining trial reforms of the mainland's much criticised education system. Reforms include giving more autonomy to university recruitment, popularising kindergarten education and promoting special education for the disabled. Pilot projects spelling out target areas for reform for various provinces and educational ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735640/pilot-projects-aim-tackle-flaws-education-system
  4. Academic accuses the government of delaying education reforms

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The government has been accused of undue delay in changing the required number of years of education. One academic says there is no reason the changes cannot start as early ... will start in 2008 with students in Form Four, the first year of senior secondary school. The number of years of university education at the undergraduate level will also increase by a year- to four- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498207/academic-accuses-government-delaying-education-reforms
  5. Money is not a problem

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng Victor Fong Pok-wai, 22, is in the second year of a five-year doctorate programme in mathematics at Cornell University in New York. His postgraduate studies overseas followed his graduation from Chinese University last year. 'I chose C ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984717/money-not-problem
  6. Chinese University scraps exams to boost teaching of classic books

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Exams are out, the Great Books are in. In a far-reaching overhaul of undergraduate education, Chinese University will scrap exams for most mandatory subjects and boost ... revealed yesterday include a drastic reduction in the number of final exams for mandatory courses in general education, languages, physical education and information technology. 'We will focus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736767/chinese-university-scraps-exams-boost-teaching-classic-books
  7. Schools use phantom exam-sitters to look good

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... took his anger to the internet and demanded an official probe. An investigation by county education authorities confirmed Zhong's suspicion. Mainland media quoted Shushan Central's ... While investigators have yet to make public their findings, such scams have further damaged the country's educational system, which is increasingly susceptible to corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723130/schools-use-phantom-exam-sitters-look-good
  8. Plenty to choose from

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... post-secondary education options. 'Form Five school leavers should take advantage of the benefits of further education, particularly since there are now multiple pathways open to them,' says Leung Yam-shing, education adviser at the Vocational Training Council. Now, more than ever, a post-secondary qualification is a necessity, as students will find themselves having to compete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721211/plenty-choose
  9. Vocational schools face tough times

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Secondary-only schools that offer vocation-oriented teaching are an unexpected casualty of the new academic system that extends free education from nine to 12 years. Educators ... and from the impending scrapping of the Form Five public examination- the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)- that once yielded a supply of repeaters seeking a second shot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717737/vocational-schools-face-tough-times
  10. Vocational schools feel the pinch

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... that extends free education from nine to 12 years. Educators say the system- six years of primary and six years of secondary schooling instead of six primary and three junior secondary as before- means ... an excess of Form Three graduates for the schools to draw from, and from the impending scrapping of the Form Five public examination- the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713451/vocational-schools-feel-pinch

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