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  1. Comment - Letters

    Invest Land Fund to create more higher education places for students

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Invest Land Fund to create more higher education places According to the budget address, (recurrent) expenditure on education will be HK$67.1 billion. The revised estimate ... estimate in real terms is HK$66.6 billion (HK$63.7 billion x 104.6 per cent). The education expenditure will actually increase by HK$0.5 billion, that is 0.8 per cent. The rate is much lower than ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Access to education vital in China's dream of urbanisation

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... school education, and a further 15 per cent received higher education. For the vast majority who have only middle school education or below, excepting the most capable and enterprising, they may ... of development hinges on the success of its secondary, vocational and higher education. But the full potential for millions of future workers is severely compromised if there continues ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How general education can sharpen Hong Kong's edge

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by PO CHUNG

    ... Po Chung Po Chung credits broad-based liberal arts curriculum for his success How general education can help sharpen HK's edge General education, or liberal arts education, is now ... on general education, so it's a good time to reflect on how it may enhance the internationalisation of Hong Kong's workforce. In my youth as an undergraduate in America, general education ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Help improve Hong Kong education instead of choosing the exit option

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:07pm by Kelly Yang

    ... that their child is not learning the skills that will prepare him or her for higher education or workplace success. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's "Learning Curve 2014", ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says the crisis of confidence in Hong Kong education can be overcome as long as we're willing to meet the problems head-on Fight not flight I'm tired ...

  5. Business - Economy - LIGHT POLLUTION

    Higher rent may be the price for a good night’s sleep

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:18am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong The market has found its own way of dealing with light pollution in Hong Kong, where higher rents may be the price for a good night's sleep Neon nuisance Nobel laureate ... would unlikely compensate for higher rents. Some of these tenants work late shifts and sleep during the day. They are often low-income households. There is therefore an inherent compatibility ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    English-language education system needs overhaul

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:53am by LETTERS

    ... English-language education system needs overhaul I appreciate Melanie Oh's response ("Dictation is an essential tool for teachers", April 22) to my letter ("Our schools ... few. What about the rest? This is exactly the problem in our education system. I have many relatives who were University of Hong Kong graduates in the 1960s who disagree with me because ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The changing face of higher education

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Gordon

    ... Peter Gordon Peter Gordon says the globalisation of higher education- with more students studying abroad and more universities expanding overseas and offering online courses- is rewriting ... feedback loop, a ticket to a better life. We are seeing the globalisation of higher education. Universities are often keen to have foreign students. One reason is financial; another ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Education Bureau is increasing support for non-Chinese-speaking students

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by LETTERS

    ... Education Bureau working to support non-Chinese speakers I wish to clear up some erroneous claims made in the letters by Eddie Lei (" School is vital for ethnic minorities ", ... facilitating their early adaptation to the local education system and mastery of the Chinese language. Over 500 public sector and Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools offering the local curriculum have ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Education can tackle nursing suicides

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Life lessons can help exhausted nurses cope with high stress The purpose of education is to acquire knowledge and skills, and most importantly, to develop a noble character with intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence, a positive attitude towards life, and a harmonious relationship with the environment. Such a life education is particularly important for nursing. Recent ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the demand. In this part of the world, that will involve cultural re-education as well as law enforcement. Ivory has always been in demand in China and elsewhere in Asia, where it is prized ...




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