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  1. 'Perfect' student showed she has nerves of steel

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen Lieutenant Liu Yang, who today is likely to become China's first woman astronaut, can keep a clear head in a crisis, according to mainland media. She survived various air accidents and near misses, the most famous of which occurred at a ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    A university chief must be his own man

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by RONALD TENG

    ... a step further. As president of the university, he is his own man, he takes orders from no one, not even the US president. If institutional independence and academic freedom mean anything, ... or does grandma decide herself? Ronald Teng is founder of MEA, a promoter of liberal arts education The big man on campus who isn't ...

  3. Talk of cover-up of deaths in stabbing sparks protest

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Japanese schools for four years and had ordered steel crowd-control poles after an incident on March 23. Police also said that all surveillance cameras at the entrances to district schools would ...

  4. End urged to retirement-age bias

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com A member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences who is also a National People's Congress deputy from Shanghai has called for the retirement age for female intellectuals to be extended by five years to 60. Wang Enduo ...

  5. Pro-Beijing teaching kit a problem for Exco man

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Johnny Tam As thousands of parents and students flocked to Victoria Park to protest against national education, more members of Leung Chun-ying's top advisory body spoke out against the course material's content. As cracks in the ...

  6. The man behind liberal studies sits the exam

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... If anyone could secure top marks in the first ever Diploma of Secondary Education liberal-studies exam, it would probably be a man who helped develop the subject. But principal Dr John Tan Kang was not nearly as disappointed as some of his pupils at Kowloon's Wah Yan College when he received his mark yesterday, even though he scored only a grade 4, three tiers lower than ...

  7. One man helps put thousands through school

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhang Kun spoke with Sally Wong For more than two decades, Zhang Kun has dedicated his life to helping underprivileged children get a shot at a better life through a proper education. Due to his efforts, the 66-year-old entrepreneur and former teacher fro ...

  8. Students turn to sperm donation as a means to raise funds

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... their intention.' The young man from the prosperous Guangdong city of Chaozhou said many of his classmates changed mobile phones nearly every semester, and most of their gadgets cost more than 2,000 yuan. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong has its first school for principals

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 09:55am by Elaine Yau

    ... to fill their posts,” she says. Tsung Tsin College’s former principal, Robin Cheung Man-biu, says many vice-principals are reluctant to take the helm because of the stress involved in running ...

  10. MTR man's 'diploma mill degree'

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A top executive of the MTR Corporation acquired his degree from a diploma mill in the United States that was ordered to close seven years ago. According to the MTR's annual report last year, operations director Andrew McCusker holds a degre ...




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