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  1. Improving job market puts the focus back on poor English

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Business groups and executives are concerned that Hong Kong workers are falling behind in their English language skills. As the job market heats up and competition for workers intensifies, recruiting firms and business associations say that if large companies cannot find locally educated workers with the adequate English-language skills, they will look to overseas workers. ...

  2. Local graduates losing job edge

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Only 20 per cent of Chinese enterprises are willing to employ local tertiary graduates as more and more of their mainland peers possess strong English-language skills and an international ... of mainland graduates that have received an overseas education also lessens the demand for Hong Kong graduates.' ...

  3. Language test urged for more workers

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the benchmarks as reference in setting their own English language requirements for recruitment and promotion,' said Michael Tien Puk-sun, Scolar chairman. This would encourage more people to pursue ... Dikky Sinn The Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (Scolar) is pushing for more employees to pass English benchmark tests as part of its campaign to raise English ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the English-language curriculum has for too long focused on grammatical rules instead of practical communication skills. If this focus remains unchanged, it will be difficult for the new system to accurately ... What do you think of the new grading system for the Certificate of Education Examinations? Under the new grading system for Chinese and English public exams, candidates' performances ...

  5. Australia to probe deaths of foreign workers

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... workers vulnerable to abuse. 'There are a whole range of things which are highly unsatisfactory about the visa class,' said Mr Sutton. 'Many of the foreign workers have poor English language skills. If an employer doesn't like the look of them he can terminate the sponsorship at a whim. They are then tossed out of the country unless they can find an alternative ...

  6. Migrants target supportive paper in row over back pay

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... came as the official English-language China Daily reported yesterday that Beijing was planning to set up a fund to ensure migrant workers received their wages. It said the government would make ...

  7. Bitter row erupts over mainland tradesmen

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... (HK$359 million) tissue paper factory in Sydney. But unions say their lack of English language skills, poor safety training and shoddy work practices have made the Chinese a danger to their 50 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    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 ...

  9. 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.' ...

  10. 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 ...




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