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  1. Baptist U denies interest conflict

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... concerned about the risk to the university's reputation. In an open letter to Mr Cheng, they also called on him to reveal how much money his law firm and its employees had earned from Baptist University since he became council chairman, and what share of it had been 'personally earned' by him. The letter was published on the website of a Baptist University academic concern group ...

  2. HKU stays silent on staff salaries

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... HK$4.017 million a year. Dr Chan noted in the letter that the HK$4.8 million figure was twice the amount paid to civil servants of directorate grade eight- the level set for university heads before ... the pro-vice-chancellors, the deans, the finance director, the registrar and the librarian,' the letter states. Dr Chan said: 'We want to make sure that the vice-chancellor is not making excessive pay ...

  3. Expected cost for new university campus buildings soars by 70pc

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Liz Heron

    ... Bureau letter given to lawmakers on Monday. The increase was a result of the 'significant increases in construction material prices and changes in market sentiments', according to the letter, sent in response to questions from the Legislative Council's education panel. Five of the 12 projects had been submitted to the education panel or public works subcommittee ...

  4. NETs demand pay be restored to stem exodus

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... a letter demanding that the Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) restore the allowance to $13,000 to offset what they claim is a dramatic fall in living standards over the past two years. The special allowance was cut to $10,000 in September. During the summer, 47 per cent of all primary NETs completing their two-year contract resigned. The letter, drawn up by seven NETs, claims ...

  5. Unionists challenge BaptistU over poll

    Posted Dec 10th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Faculty and Staff Union issued the challenge in a letter to council secretary Andy Lee Siu-chuen after the union received several complaints regarding council election results released on November ... the principle of secret ballots and the extent to which colleagues felt intimidated by an academic administrator of our university,' the letter states. 'It was alleged that a candidate made ...

  6. Pair fired by Canadian school after querying finances

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... effect on Friday. Letters handed to the two brothers said the dismissals were due to an administrative reorganisation. But Vaughan Blaney, who has worked at the school for more than 18 years, ... and letter demanding the Blaneys' reinstatement. One mother of two children at the school said: 'I am shocked at this move and I am particularly upset that it happened just before ...

  7. Call grows for offenders' register

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Leaders of at least 23 schools have backed calls for a sex offender register to be set up in Hong Kong in a consultation being carried out by the Law Reform Commission. School managers responded to a letter-writing campaign launched by End Child Sexual Abuse in support of the register. The charity has written to every government and aided school, and some others, urging ...

  8. Universities seek fifth matching grant

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... chairmen of all eight publicly-funded institutions had written a joint letter to the government calling for a fifth matching grant scheme. Polytechnic University, which has so far raised HK$229 ...

  9. West Island School mourns teen's death

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Students and staff at West Island School are mourning the death of a popular 17-year-old dance enthusiast who is believed to have been suffering from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. Year 12 student Megan Farrell had become increasingly ill since the summer and died at her home on Saturday morning, according to a letter sent yesterday by principal Jane Foxcroft ...

  10. Pay for tests or get off the list, says ESF

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... not reply would be deleted from the waiting list the following day. The letter stipulates that parents must provide reports from an educational psychologist, a speech therapist, a physiotherapist ... 'high-functioning autistic' son Gereon, five, after the family moved to Hong Kong from the United States last year, said she was 'disappointed' when she received the letter last week. 'I ...




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