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  1. Mugabe's thanks as daughter graduates

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his daughter's graduation in Hong Kong yesterday and thanked local authorities for protecting her from British journalists. Bona Mugabe, 22, received a degree in accounting from City University, its spokeswoman Karen Cheng said. The 87-year-old ruler took photos among the many graduates 'like ...

  2. Manufacturers not all that pleased with graduates

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan University graduates lack 'soft skills' and loyalty towards their employers, according to a survey of company executives. Last month, City University (CityU) ... graduates before. Eighty per cent of the companies said graduates lack skills in multitasking and problem-solving. Two-thirds of the respondents said young graduates lack business sense and global ...

  3. Graduates found to lack knowledge, job loyalty

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Hong Kong's fresh graduates lack general knowledge and loyalty towards their employers, according to a survey of more than 300 businesses. The survey, conducted by City University and the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, found that most employers were dissatisfied with fresh graduates' level of knowledge about ...

  4. Tuition fees shouldn't leave graduates broke

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... about Euro1,000 (HK$10,700) a year, and in France, about Euro500. Free public education up to high school graduation is available in all these places. So students that have attended school free of charge are suddenly plunged into a world of costly higher education. Many turn to loans and find themselves graduating, as a sign held by an Occupy Wall Street protester said, with: 'A BA, ...

  5. Graduates power region's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In contrast to the business blues in Europe and the United States, the lively business environment in Asia, and in particular China, has created a need for MBA programmes that reflect the changing dynamics. Last year, the Hong Kong University Grants Commi ...

  6. Graduates refuse to move on

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Huang After graduation, most university students are busy with their work and seldom return to their alma mater. Yet some remain on or near campus and are reluctant to leave. They are the so-called campus lingerers- students who have graduated but refuse to move on. It is estimated that there are about 100,000 campus-lingerers on the mainland. Some of them refuse to leave because ...

  7. New graduates expect higher pay amid boom

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rick Gangwani Based on a survey of 300 local graduates, many companies could be facing higher compensation and training costs for junior positions. The survey, which was conducted ... 'Based on my conversations with students, many seemed to be flexible on salary so long as employers provide them with good career development,' she says. 'Ultimately, fresh graduates ...

  8. World awaits IB graduates

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung Their broad knowledge and rich exposure have opened doors for many IB graduates, with one study showing they were more likely to be enrolled in Britain's top 20 higher ... at top schools was double that of A-Level graduates. Entrants with 35 or more IB points were more likely to be admitted into a top British institution, the report added. Commissioned ...

  9. Thousands of HK trainees graduate to unemployment

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... found a job within three months of graduating. This left more than 11,000 course graduates without work. Tommy Sin, the board's external affairs manager, said the 80 per cent figure ... and rolled out in phases this financial year. Other changes include two new performance indicators: the retention rate of graduates and the quality of job placements. The problem of job placements ...

  10. Overseas graduates must be employed in public hospitals

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I graduated from the faculty of medicine of the University of Hong Kong 33 years ago. I have been working in public hospitals ever since my graduation and am a consultant physician. ... another three to four to years before we can see a higher number of medical graduates. Moreover, for the first few years the increase will only be very modest. We need immediate measures ...




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