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  1. Students pull together for victims

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... at half-mast for the past few days to honour the casualties of the earthquake. With state mourning declared by the State Council last Sunday, students and teachers at the school observed three minutes ...

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    Pupils return for new term at half-empty Lingnan Primary School

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Pupils return to half-empty school With the axe hanging over Lingnan Primary School, it reopened yesterday with just seven pupils signing up for Primary One ... think they don't have the money to house 70 children? They just don't want to," Buist said. Another parent, Carman Wong, said pupils were upset at returning to a half ...

  3. Half of final A-level crop falls short

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Thousands of Form Seven pupils are about to start scrambling for their futures when they receive the results of the last Hong Kong A-level examinations. More than half of the last batch of pupils sent by public schools to take the university exam will fail to get a place at a public university. They will then have to fight for jobs or continue ...

  4. Success of ESF effort exceeds all expectations

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... V School in Kowloon, the entire student body formed a circle of remembrance for two minutes of silence, with the school flag flown at half mast. Laura Zhang, 12, a pupil at West Island School, ... ripped apart and the nature destroyed.' Bradley Raper, 16, a Year 12 student at the school, gave $500, half from his pocket money and half from his parents. 'Five hundred dollars ...

  5. Half lose out in primary school allocations

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Fewer than half of parents were able to enrol their children in the primary school of their choice- the lowest success rate for 13 years- in the first phase of allocations yesterday. School principals attributed the shortage to fierce competition in the discretionary phase- in which parents can nominate a school- brought on by a rebound in the birth rate and a move ...

  6. A half-century of accomplishments

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dr Elizabeth Shing, director-general of the HKMA, discusses some of the educational advances Which of the association's achievements are you most proud of? Our greatest achievement has been the rapid expansion in the quantity and scope of services we ...

  7. Union rails at fact half teachers with degrees get paid non-degree salaries

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A teachers' union yesterday described as 'absurd' the fact that nearly all teachers in primary schools had degrees but almost half of them were paid the lower ... sore that damaged teachers' morale. 'Some half of the qualified degree teachers are forced to take up non-degree teacher posts. It is not only a waste of human resources, but is also ...

  8. Do women now hold up more than half the sky?

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau In 1968, Mao Zedong famously declared that 'women hold up half the sky'. More than 40 years later, his call for equal treatment for women and an end to patriarchal ... their own unique challenges in today's fast-changing China. Let's not forget that men hold up half the sky too. ...

  9. Education comes at a high price- even at two and a half years old

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more, those spots are only for families holding Beijing hukou, or permanent residency status, and even then, they fulfil only 80 per cent of the need. More than half of the 20 million residents ...

  10. Half of pupils think sex remains taboo topic at school, survey finds

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Just over half of the pupils polled in a survey said sex was still a taboo topic at school despite an increase in sex education classes in recent years. The Kowloon City ... that teachers were conservative. Nearly half of the teenagers polled said sex education classes could be more informative as boys who had dating experience tended to feel they lacked knowledge of sex. ...




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