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  1. Students can get head start

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Mirroring trends in the broader economy, more than 70 organisations - including Fuel and Classified Post - are participating this week in a special on-campus job fair at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). It will give students the chance to explore career ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang lacks budgetary vision for better education in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... as a cog in a wheel and the latter from a historic mover and shaker. The difference is one of vision. Two themes stand out in Obama's address- increasing the size of the middle class ... "college scoreboard" to make the affordability and value of colleges more transparent. In John Tsang Chun-wah's speech, there was no attempt to grasp the nettle of the hottest educational ...

  3. It's class warfare in battle to cut schools down to size

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as Wah Yan rebuked alumni for interfering with its internal administration. Wah Yan students left messages on Facebook saying that the principal, John Kang Tan, on Monday announced the school had ...

  4. listening

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by John Millen, Karly Cox, Will Clem

    ... Exercises by John Millen. The voices on the clips are Will Clem and Karly Cox Question 1 The verse speaking competition Miss Liu and Mr Tan are the judges of St Mark's School annual verse speaking competition. Listen to the two teachers as they discuss four of the entrants and then fill in the relevant details on the score cards. St Mark's School Verse Speaking ...

  5. Insider's values, outsider's eye

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer An engineer by training and a teacher by vocation, Sunil Kumar thought long and hard before accepting the post of dean of the University of Chicago's Booth School ... to touch base with Booth alumni, talks to John Cremer Why did you accept the position? Chicago really values business knowledge and, in many cases, has created what is taught in the programmes. ...

  6. Students take record bid lying down

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com They're uncomfortable, they're too small and they've been used at King George V School in Ho Man Tin for 45 years. But yesterday the school ... uncomfortable- not just for students, but for the parents who sit on them as well. 'We're now bringing in a more adult-sized chair, though it's fitting that their last use here ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools teaching in English shed 600 places in reducing class sizes

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Competition for top schools could be fiercer than ever with class sizes shrinking next year 600 fewer places at schools that teach in English Competition ... dropping by 600. The drop is the result of a policy of reducing class sizes at government-funded secondary schools to avoid schools closing or teachers being made redundant amid a temporary drop ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Principals side with Education Bureau on class size cut by 4 pupils

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... bureau's 4-pupil cut to classes More than half of secondary schools support the authorities' proposal to reduce class size by up to four pupils per class over the next three years, education chief Eddie Ng Hak-kim says. School principals have suggested cutting back on the number of pupils by six in that time. The standard class size now is 34, although schools are allowed to enrol ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teachers reject government offer on cutting class sizes

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Teachers' union rejects government offer to gradually cut average class size to 31 but with exceptions, and holds out for immediate cut to 30 No compromise on class struggle A government offer to cut class sizes from the current average of 34 pupils to 31 was yesterday rejected by teachers, who say they are fighting for the stability ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Class size row is Eddie Ng's next big task

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Class size row is Ng's next task Having barely recovered from the national education fiasco, education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim is in hot water again. In a rare show ... are to benefit and the extra cost is affordable, the proposal is worth exploring further. That half of the city's headmasters joined forces rallying for a gradual reduction in class size to 30 ...




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