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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rich grab more university places, study finds

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Dennis Chong

    ... Joyce Man and Dennis Chong Wealth gap in enrolment rates has ballooned to an unacceptable level in the past 20 years, says a researcher who urges help for the poor Rich grab more university places A gap in university enrolment rates between rich and poor students widened to an "unacceptable" level over the past two decades, an Institute of Education professor has ...

  2. Teachers feel health in decline

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Kindergarten teachers feel their health is worsening and energy flagging because their jobs are increasingly demanding, a Hong Kong Institute of Education survey has found. The average response of teachers polled said their health had declined in the 18 months since the study began. They also said they had accomplished less than they thought they should have. Dr ...

  3. Girl must testify against teacher

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A court approved a warrant for police to bring to court a 13-year-old girl to testify against a teacher at a private school who allegedly indecently assaulted her. The girl, who grew up in an orphanage, did not appear yesterday for the trial of Chan Hang-lap, 30, at Kowloon City Court. The Modern College teacher is accused of indecently assaulting her at his home ...

  4. Teen guilty of theft sent for rehabilitation

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A student at a Tin Shiu Wai school who stole 20 phones and a wallet together worth HK$36,000 was sent to a rehabilitation centre yesterday. Wong Yui-kit, 16, had pleaded guilty to 21 counts of theft at Tuen Mun Court. Students returned from a physical-education class on June 11 to find the items missing from a locker. Wong was seen on security video. Police arrested ...

  5. Man admits false imprisonment of girls

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A waiter admitted yesterday in the District Court that he held five girls, aged 10 to 13, against their will. Lee Cho-hong, 21, admitted four counts of false imprisonment and one of loitering near the Po Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O, homes of the girls, all pupils at Lok Sin Tong Lau Tak Primary School. Sentencing is on June 11. ...

  6. Blinded schoolboy sues over punch

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A boy who was left blind in his right eye after being punched by a schoolmate has sued the Ho Man Tin school. Chan Chau-wa sued Yu Chun Keung Memorial College in a writ filed in the Court of First Instance. As a minor, he was suing through his mother, Tou Choi-wan, for personal injuries sustained in the incident on February 7, 2007, at the school on Waterloo Hill ...

  7. Second student accuses academic of indecent assault

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A second student who has accused a University of Hong Kong associate professor of indecent assault told a court yesterday how he kissed her after inviting her to his office for a chat via Facebook. The woman, a class representative studying education, was chatting to Terence Shortall, a programme director in the faculty of education, in his office ...

  8. Teacher settles bullying case out of court

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A teacher who sued a Tai Wai school for HK$3 million, claiming she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after Form Three students bullied her in 2003, settled out of court yesterday. The claim of Vanessa Sin Yuk-lin, 47, was dismissed by Mr Justice Barnabas Fung Wah in the Court of First Instance after she reached an agreement with the Po Leung Kuk C. W. Chu ...

  9. Ex-teacher put on bond over spy cameras in dance class

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A former Mong Kok primary schoolteacher was bound over for installing two spy cameras in a classroom where female students were changing for a dance class. Choi Hing-yiu, 32, agreed to a 12-month good behaviour bond of HK$1,000 before Acting Principal Magistrate Amanda Woodcock in Kwun Tong Court yesterday. The incident occurred on September 16 last year at Church ...

  10. E-books will ruin sight, say teachers

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Teachers have told a survey that using e-books will ruin students' eyesight and writing skills. Almost 59 per cent of 1,051 respondents to a Women Teachers' Organisation survey said it would be impossible to switch from real to digital books in schools. Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung announced in October that the Education Bureau would set ...




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