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  1. Time to resolve the doubts over ESF funding

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... annual government subsidy of $278 million- nearly 28 per cent of the ESF's income. The result is a plan to cut the staff bill by 10 per cent to meet criticism that ESF teachers are overpaid. Outraged teachers predict dire consequences for the ESF's ability to retain and recruit quality staff and maintain standards. They may have a point. But it is just one part of a debate over ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Legco on ESF subsidy: why didn't you ask us?

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... at all," Civic Party legislator Kenneth Chan Ka-lok said. "It's short-sighted and immoral to take away the ESF's subvention. Does the government want to see all English-language schools turning into Harrow [International School]?" Chan, whose four children attend ESF schools, said the decision removed an affordable choice of English-medium education, damaging ...

  3. Fees might not have to go up if ESF ended 'lavish' treatment of staff

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am disappointed that the government has yet again demonstrated its ineffectiveness and indecisiveness, after considering to phase out the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subvention. As an educator and a parent of two children who completed their education in ESF schools, I have personally witnessed the lavish treatment meted to ESF staff. 'Lavish' is the word communicated ...

  4. Subsidy proposal shock for ESF

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The government is considering telling the English Schools Foundation that its funding may be phased out, despite a campaign launched by the ESF for an increase in its annual HK$283 million subsidy. According to a paper drawn up by the Education Bureau and to be debated in the Legislative Council on Monday, ESF schools may also be required to sign ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Saturday's front page report 'ESF to impose HK$25,000 building levy' stated that ESF's chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said the levy would generate HK$300 million a year towards a building programme to replace ageing schools. In fact, she said it would generate HK$300 million, without specifying a time period. The ESF has explained that it will take seven ...

  6. Comment

    Clarity at last on future of the ESF

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Clarity at last on future of the ESF The die is cast. ESF schools are international schools. As such, government funding will be phased out. That's the gist ... on the English Schools Foundation. It's not one I endorse but it is one that probably most sides, except those who can't afford unsubsidised international schooling, could accept. The ESF ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong ESF students ace exams to outshine peers in global IB diploma

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the six ESF pupils who got full marks, plans to study biological sciences at the University of Oxford. She says her battle with a life-threatening skin disorder, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ... actually focus more if I could relax and have fun." Many of her peers have applied to universities in Britain and the United States, but ESF top-scorer, Shreenidhi Subramaniam, of West Island ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:48am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... ESF unveils new finance scheme English Schools Foundation chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing, CEO Belinda Greer and chief ... of the government's HK$283 million annual subsidy over a 13-year period starting in 2016. The ESF was initially opposed to ending the subsidy, but finally accepted it as the best deal possible.   July 1 march ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF considers corporate scheme for school places

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung and Jennifer Ngo

    ... Linda Yeung and Jennifer Ngo Faced with financial losses due to subsidy cuts, foundation may launch scheme where firms could reserve places for employees' children ESF considers school places for companies The English Schools Foundation (ESF) may launch a corporate nomination rights scheme to make up for its financial losses as the government gradually cuts its subsidy. ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    ESF subsidy withdrawal shames SAR

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Wrong-headed withdrawal of ESF subsidy shames SAR With reference to Alex Lo's column ("A lesson in Machiavellian ruthlessness", June 8) it is refreshing to hear his support ... and an indictment of the Education Bureau for not foreseeing this problem. I will leave judgment on the direction of the ESF over the past 10 years to others. I am having trouble understanding how, having ...




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