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  1. Staff forced into seminars to meet quotas

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... in English and a teaching certificate, I also gained my master's degree in the United States and a degree in Europe years ago. 'But my principal thinks fulfilling the 150-hour quota is crucial, as it is easier for the EMB to assess our school in terms of number of hours. I think working as a teacher has lost an important part of its meaning under the current system.' At his ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Parents play important role in kids' fitness

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Kong introduced the one-kilometre event to promote the importance of physical activity and a healthy diet for children. Childhood obesity is an important health issue in Hong Kong, ... it's very important to be a good role model. If you want your kids to be active, you have to be active." Hong Kong kids are a sedentary lot. In the study, only about 8 per cent met ...

  3. Call for date on foreign students quota

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron University leaders have called for the new body that will lead Hong Kong's drive to become an education hub to set a date for the raising of the non-local student quota ... the territory's development as a regional hub for educational services. The quota for non-local students in Hong Kong was last year raised from four to 10 per cent, but several prominent university heads ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Sending students to schools abroad is just as vitally important to mainland China's interests as attracting more talents from the US Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many ...

  5. Schools quota for locals cut to 30pc

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The government is to limit further the number of local students attending international schools amid concerns from business that the lack of places is discouraging foreign investors. But the reduction from 50 to 30 per c ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean students helped through most important day

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul 83 flights rescheduled to ensure college entrance exam candidates are not disturbed by the noise Nation helps its students face their toughest day Military training was suspended, flights rescheduled and emergency calls reser ...

  7. Schools urged to join shark fin boycott

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... for teachers and parents' associations, graduation ceremonies and alumni gatherings, particularly when set meals are provided by restaurants. It also urges the government to restrict the import quota of shark fins and to promote civic education against eating the soup. ...

  8. Self-important and judgmental teens need moral and national education

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to hear every appeal application. These self-important and judgmental teenagers lecture when they should be taught. They mouth respect for critical thinking but show no interest in developing ...

  9. Helping the transition to secondary school is of primary importance

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of different teachers and moving from room to room for different classes. It is important that he prepares himself for this. Most secondary schools have significantly improved their transition ... of years are crucial for your son socially. Identification with peers is very important for boys around the age of 12 or 13. (For girls, this crucial age tends to be even younger.) Moving ...

  10. Expansion of quota for non-local students defended

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A government plan to expand the quota for non-local students at city universities would not affect Hong Kong students' opportunities, the education chief said. At the Legco manpower panel meeting, Michael Suen Ming-yeung said there was no direct competition between the two groups for places. Under the proposal, the non-local student quota for publicly funded courses ...




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