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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Elite athletes look beyond final race with special academic programmes

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Olympian Yip Pui-yin is one of six stars studying for a degree in health education in preparation for life after they retire from sport Elite athletes look beyond final race Olympian Yip Pui-yin's parents were not too impressed when she quit school after Form Four to play badminton full time. But they were happier yesterday, Yip said, when she ...

  2. Hong Kong risks losing the global education race

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Timothy Peirson-Smith Hong Kong has long been calling for more diversified development and, in the past, has been accused of 'picking winners' with variable success. However, among all possibilities, the vision of turning the city into Asia' ...

  3. Pupils enter race for university places

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Leo Tang Cheuk-fung is among the last generation of Hongkongers to take the A-Level examinations. But he is too busy hitting the books to think about that. Over the next couple of months, the 19-year-old, who attends a g ...

  4. Athletes ready to roll on race day

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung A group of youngsters are overcoming their disabilities and gearing up for their first race at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon next month. Seven students from the Red Cross Princess Alexandra School in Lam Tin plan to make a strong showing in the three-kilometre wheelchair race. Tony Yiu Man-tung, Walter Ma Wai-kit, Ken Leung Ka-fai, Jeffrey Yau Tak-hing, ...

  5. Call to stop giving points for faith in school places race

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Parents and school principals yesterday urged the government to review the system for allocating places in primary schools and scrap the extra scores it gives to children sharing a school's religious faith. The call came after York English ...

  6. Parents accuse school of race bias

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Commission (EOC) investigation has found the case may constitute a breach of the Race Discrimination Ordinance. Hussain and Sarah Kabeer are originally from Pakistan, but now live in Hong Kong ... investigation found that the issue may constitute a breach of the Race Discrimination Act. The EOC found that, if scoring zero marks in the 'Chinese Activity' section was the main reason ...

  7. 2,000 spots remain as day 3 of Form 6 race begins

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of 30 to race around the city. Sha Tin, with 250, was the district with the most places left, followed by Tai Po with 233. The school with the most places left, 56, was Buddhist Tai Kwong Chi ... Cheung Wing-ming, on the radio yesterday encouraged students to switch to the new curriculum. The race for a place 2,000 places remain, contested by more than 30,000 students Each place is fought ...

  8. Race for homes near top schools drives up prices

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren Admission to one of the top primary schools in Shanghai can cost as much as an apartment. And that takes some explaining, in an education system where admission to primary school is free. It all comes down to parents with high hopes for their n ...

  9. Asian universities racing to top, scholar says

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Asia will produce several world-class universities to rival Harvard and Cambridge within 20 years, including up to three in Hong Kong, the chairman of the Research Grants Council has said. Asian universities will rise to the top rank in a fracti ...

  10. Vaccine race on

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui The race is on to develop a vaccine for H1N1 swine flu as the world faces an unusually risky flu season. The documented death toll worldwide doubled in the last month to more than 700, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, while the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong is fast approaching 2,000. Trials on human guinea pigs have begun. Australia has ...




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