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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong follows global trend with women dominating higher education

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:34am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Worldwide, girls are outperforming boys at school and university. In the first of two-part series, Elaine Yau examines how this trend is playing out in Hong Kong Higher calling ... in 1995/96. The gender gap is particularly striking at Baptist and Lingnan universities and the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where male students make only about 30 per cent of the student body. ...

  2. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Private firms given a boost by State Council

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong in Beijing zhang.hong@scmp.com Private firms given a boost by State Council Premier Li Keqiang is pushing ahead with economic restructuring by setting up a joint liaison team ... by the NDRC, 35 ministries, administrations and other organisations will attend the meetings, with participants including the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    What it takes to be the perfect Hong Kong pupil: Photoshop and HK$1,000

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Our second report on the competition faced by Hong Kong students reveals how school application pictures are a new battleground Photoshop + HK$1,000 ... whose children do not have such a trophy cabinet have resorted to having their children pictured next to the "Love Teeth with Your Kids" award- a certificate given out as part ...

  4. Certification bodies have teachers regulating themselves

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

    ... of divers in Hong Kong have received their diving certificates through the PADI system. According to the system, people select a training course that has been certified by PADI - the Professional ... issues the learner a certificate. Students can go on to get certificates for advanced diving, rescue diving and instruction. No re-examination or refresher course is required for instructors; ...

  5. education

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 What is one of the reasons that secondary-only direct-subsidy schools have become less appealing? a. an increase in school fees b. drastic drops in enrolment numbers c. the scrapping of the HKCEE d. the extension of free education from nine to 12 years 2 What are vocational schools? a. They prepare Form Three leavers who aim ...

  6. Get the best of British education

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Andrea Li, Richard Watt

    ... and all students, regardless of academic ability, are well-catered for. Katherine Forestier, director of education, science and society at the British Council Hong Kong, gives the details ... and further education colleges offer a range of academic and vocational courses. Many Hong Kong students enrol to study three traditional A-levels, but the vocational options should also be considered ...

  7. Cut cost of exam appeals, group says

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicola Li A group of online petitioners will hold a protest march late this month to urge the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) to reduce or even cancel fees charged ... Wan Chai office at 2pm yesterday. Afterwards, organiser Lam Lee-lam met Thomas Cheung Kwong-yuen, the HKEAA's development and educational assessment director, and later said: 'The ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com In the last of a three-part series on competition in Hong Kong's education system, some parents say that pushing children too hard doesn't work ... centres, according to the Education Bureau's school list. A 2012 survey by the University of Hong Kong found that more than half of Form Three pupils attended tutoring classes, while more than ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong girls using wider variety of drugs than boys as addicts get younger

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:17am by Bernice Chan

    ... buying us a drink or a meal," she says. Lily embodies a number of the trends that organisations such as Sarda and Caritas Hong Kong have been observing in the past five years- drug users ... The gender dynamic in Hong Kong's drug culture is also illustrated in Ah Ming's story. His face is still marked with red blotches and he suffers from extremely dry skin from prolonged meth ...

  10. Education Mailbag

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and writing, fear of speaking English to native speakers and teachers and, most importantly, the worrying figures in the two major public examinations: Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) and Hong Kong Advanced Level of Examination (HKALE). More than 95 per cent of my students were victims in the HKCEE. They spell 'film' as 'filme', 'first' ...




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