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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. University chiefs in push to create research positions for graduates

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The government and local universities are discussing the possibility of creating posts as tutors and research assistants for job-seeking graduates, to ease unemployment among ... said. 'We hope the universities will create extra posts of teaching assistants and research assistants, while offering internships for students who graduate this summer,' the source ...

  3. Internship scheme must not be used to exploit graduates

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... speedy launch of internship programme', March 20). The government aims to provide internships lasting six to 12 months for about 4,000 university students when they graduate this summer. ... 4,000 fresh graduates on the pretext of internships so as to replace some of its existing employees by saying the economy is worsening quicker than expected, it would certainly not help slow ...

  4. Nervous graduates look to subsidised internships, DAB study reveals

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Fewer than 24 per cent of this year's graduates were confident of finding jobs, while 61 per cent had only a little confidence of finding a job and 15 per cent had ... the economic downturn and provide HK$5,000 for each applicant. The party said the unemployment rate for graduates could reach 10 per cent this year, and Mr Cheung hoped the scheme could help 2,900 new ...

  5. Henry labours under false notion of graduate-swelled workforce

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in July because of fresh graduates entering the workforce. I will say for Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen that he showed a little more understanding this year of how these things work. ... lost their jobs or if they are out looking for jobs for the first time. On the street it is the raw numbers that count. All of this, however, assumes that fresh graduates looking for work do ...

  6. Helping hand

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Under a government plan the number of top-up degree places for associate degree graduates at publicly funded universities will double. Does this go far enough to meet the needs of these students? Write to us. ...

  7. HK$1.6b programme to create 61,000 jobs

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The financial secretary yesterday rolled out a HK$1.6 billion package, including an internship programme for university graduates, to provide 61,760 jobs and internships ... infrastructure works and civil service recruitment. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah also earmarked HK$140 million to subsidise the hiring by companies of university graduates as interns in Hong ...

  8. Military targets tech-savvy recruits for modern force

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The top legislature has reviewed the first draft amendment to the country's military conscription law in 13 years in the hope of recruiting more tech-savvy graduates to master ... yesterday, an article which stipulated that 'full-time students can defer their military service' was replaced by 'university graduate recruits with outstanding performance in the army ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Liberal studies teachers must beware danger of tying grades to politics

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, an after-school programme for children in Hong Kong. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Law School. ...

  10. Initiatives to boost economy expected

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Subsidies for hiring graduates an option The government is expected to come up with a series of initiatives to boost Hong Kong's economy and provide jobs at a high-level taskforce meeting next week, with options including subsidies for companies hiring graduates. A government source said the administration was pondering how to help sectors in need during the current ...




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