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  1. Official perks start at kindergarten

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng In Guangdong, the privileges of officials even extend to the kindergartens used by their children. When the provincial people's congress recently approved more than 68 million yuan (HK$80.5 million) in subsidies for just eight kindergartens run by government departments it sparked widespread outrage among young parents struggling to find affordable kindergarten ...

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    Appointed councillors say they're ready to face voters

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... a kindergarten principal, said she planned to stand for the Kwai Tsing seat because she enjoyed working in the community. "I have been serving the district for about 20 years, and have been ...

  3. News - China

    China Digest, August 31

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Kindergarten fee protest A private kindergarten in a residential compound in Shenzhen sparked protests by angry parents on Monday after raising the monthly tuition fee from 1,500 to 2,000 yuan ...

  4. Tomorrow's democratic leader is still studying at kindergarten

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be a truly politically aware population with a leader. That leader is at present learning his two-times table in kindergarten. He will be a teenager of great passion. He will possess a social ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... releases the findings of a survey on pre-primary education. The survey found only 30 per cent of kindergartens were able to provide support for ethnic-minority children to learn Cantonese. ...

  6. Funding crisis will force us to lift fees, say kindergartens

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Pre-schools seek more government aid as rents rise and enrolments decline Legislators and kindergarten principals have urged the government to devote more resources to pre-school ... childhood, said a lack of government support, declining numbers of children and rising rents were plunging kindergartens into financial difficulties. Non-profit-making pre-schools are eligible ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... arrangements for heating may be made for homes for the elderly and kindergartens. ...

  8. Suen rejects full preschool fee subsidies

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Education Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung rejected lawmakers' calls this week for fully subsidised kindergarten education. This follows the government's announcement last week that it would overhaul the kindergarten voucher scheme to allow more subsidies to meet any increase in preschool tuition fees. Families who pass a financial means test can apply ...

  9. Minister admits government was 'optimistic' on cost of subsidies

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Education Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung yesterday admitted the government had been optimistic when calculating the cost of subsidies under the kindergarten voucher scheme. Families who pass a financial means test can apply for the subsidies to pay for tuition at non-profit kindergartens. The bureau estimated that the scheme would cost an additional HK$60 million ...

  10. Support 'lacking' for special needs pupils

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A study by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong found that government support services for kindergarten children with special learning needs are severely lacking. Respondents complained of insufficient resources for such children and of unclear government policies in arranging support services for them. One study researcher, Frances Lee ...




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