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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    China's teens lead world for financial know-how

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press Shanghai teens lead world in financial know-how China leads the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, according ... systems worldwide. This is the programme's first assessment of the financial literacy of teens. The questions in the two-hour written test ranged from simple to complex. The easiest questions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550686/chinas-teens-lead-world-financial-know-how
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's exams body calls time on students cheating with watches

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... on cheating with watches Supervisors at exam centres are being warned to be on the lookout for students cheating with electronic devices, including feature-rich "smartwatches". The latest ... "We would not ban the use of watches, but we will update centre supervisors on any new electronic devices capable of gaining unfair assistance … The smartwatches look quite different from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552142/hong-kongs-exams-body-calls-time-students-cheating-watches
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Visually impaired university students facing problems of acceptance and support, says survey

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... financial assistance to universities with blind students to get the equipment they need," union vice-president Wong Chun-hang said. Another visually impaired student, who has just completed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551405/visually-impaired-university-students-facing-problems-acceptance-and
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Only 30pc confident about getting into university, poll finds ahead of exam results day

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Johnny Tam, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... said pupil Yip Man-ying. "I haven't been able to sleep well and suddenly want to cry sometimes for no reason." Clement Ng Po-shing, vice-director of student guidance centre Hok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550582/only-30pc-confident-about-getting-university-poll-finds-ahead-exam
  5. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    School dropouts in rural China could be as high as 20 million, says study

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 05:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... million. “This shows school dropouts are quite prevalent in rural areas,” he concluded in the study on rural youths’ development. But surprisingly the financial situation of students ... according to the study. “This finding shows that most dropouts decided to quit schools themselves instead of being pressured to do so out of financial concerns regarding tuition or living costs,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544335/school-dropouts-rural-china-could-be-high-20-million-says-study
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New college head calls on government to focus on nurturing creative talent

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to focus on long-term improvements. "After we've become a private university, we want to be the leader in reforms of the financial system, business ideas and the traditional ways of doing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542611/new-college-head-calls-government-focus-nurturing-creative-talent
  7. News - World - EDUCATION

    US and Canadian academics demand changes to Confucius Institutes

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Buffalo, New York American scholars join Canadian counterparts in calling for changes at Beijing-backed centres that would enshrine academic freedom Confucius Institutes worry U.S. professors University professors in the US have joined Canadian counterparts in urging universities to cut ties with Confucius Institutes unless the agreements that bring them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539702/us-and-canadian-academics-demand-changes-confucius-institutes
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Police probe cheating scandal after dozens of Henan students caught hiring others to sit exams

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AP, Keira Lu Huang

    ... and rich families. He said that the cost of paying off administrators at examination centres had risen, from about 60,000 yuan last year to 70,000 yuan. Citing an anonymous parent who hired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535722/dozens-henan-students-caught-hiring-other-people-sit-national-exams
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Programme offers Chinese lessons to ethnic minority preschoolers

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... kindergarten-age children this year. The Children and Family Services Centre expanded the programme after tutors found many Primary One children could not understand their teachers due to weak Chinese. ... with their study in local schools, where Chinese is an important teaching medium," said Janice Tsang Lok-ting, a social worker at the centre run by the Society for the Protection of Children. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523994/programme-offers-chinese-lessons-ethnic-minority-preschoolers
  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    Thousands of Beijing students to sit gaokao under heavy police guard

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 12:23pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... elsewhere on the mainland. They will sit the two-day exams, which last from morning to afternoon, at more than 100 testing centres, according to The Beijing News. China’s university entrance test ... an armoured vehicle, carrying guns and anti-riot equipment, to each of 19 testing centres. Seven “armed police vehicles” will be responsible for delivering the test papers in Fengtai district. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1525160/thousands-beijing-students-sit-gaokao-under-heavy-police-guard

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