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  1. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... education took root "[National education] did not erupt out of a piece of rock all of a sudden," Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on a radio programme last Sunday. People ... and attitudes among pupils. But while the teaching of elements of today's moral and national education curriculum were already being encouraged in class, the turning point came on June 30, 2007, ...

  2. Testing times for national education

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... For a subject that is supposed to foster a patriotic sense of identity, compulsory national education has proved difficult and divisive before Hong Kong's schools have even begun ... Federation of Education Workers that it should be tried out in the form of a pilot scheme in selected schools. Ironically, a video uploaded to YouTube, showing a heated argument between locals ...

  3. More heat on national education

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The government faces mounting pressure to scale back its controversial plan to introduce national education to all schools within two years. Many teachers have raised objections during the four-month public consultation which ends today. The plan to require all primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong to include national education ...

  4. New college celebrates anniversary

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kong's fourth self-financing institution of higher education. The former school had been one of the top schools in Hong Kong, with its students gaining many distinctions in Hong Kong A-level ...

  5. Parties urge more cash for education, welfare

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is facing calls from major political parties for hefty spending on education, social welfare and a buy-back of the Western Harbour Tunnel. ... education, given the windfall from stamp duty and land sales. Tsang is scheduled to begin consultation sessions on his October policy address tomorrow when he meets Hong Kong deputies to the National ...

  6. Tsang's ratings slightly higher

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's popularity ratings rose slightly this month, a survey by the University of Hong Kong has found. The survey of 1,020 people by the university's Public Opinion Programme showed Mr Tsang enjoyed a ...

  7. College's Tuen Mun expansion is part of tertiary vision, Tsang says

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Chu Hai College of Higher Education has been granted land in east Tuen Mun for a new campus, a move the chief executive said yesterday was part of government support for development of private tertiary institutions. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen discussed the grant during a visit to the college's Tsuen Wan campus. He said the new campus would accommodate up to 4,000 ...

  8. Never let facts stand in the way of a good accusation

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... these allegations straight away. Some legislators, however, argue that it's not unreasonable for the public to hold the chief executive to a higher moral standard, that he needs to be whiter than ...

  9. Tsang is the X-factor in the education equation

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... IT could be more cost-effective for Hong Kong to pay for its students to study overseas than to educate them in its own universities. The comment sparked uproar from legislators and academics when it was uttered in the winter of 2001. And since then, chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has said little that indicates he has a strong vision for the development of Hong Kong education. He is seen ...

  10. Education chief denies forcing change on HKIEd

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.42pm: Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung told an inquiry on Wednesday that the Hong Kong Institute of Education needed some changes ... to the institute to decide how to move forward but the organisation itself understood that maintaining the status quo was not an option. The education secretary denied allegations that he had described ...




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