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  1. Four in 10 lower secondary pupils depressed

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Stressed adolescents need more help, say social workers Social workers have called for more resources to be provided to spot early symptoms of depression among youngsters after a survey found 40 per cent of adolescents were mildly or seriousl ...

  2. Key points

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... development Issuance of HK$5 billion to HK$10 billion worth of Hong Kong dollar 'iBonds', an inflation-linked investment product for local residents Record high of more than HK$58 billion ... self-financing post-secondary education fund About 75,000 extra students to benefit from financial help under relaxed rules, costing HK$300 million a year Five-year experience scheme organised for 30,000 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chinese-language exam subsidies to rise for ethnic minority pupils

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Legislative Council to subsidise pupils taking three more advanced exams. They are the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, and the British General Certificate of Education at AS-level and A-level. Pupils will have to pay HK$540, the same sum local pupils pay for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exam, which is designed for native speakers of Chinese. ...

  4. Minorities tested to the limit

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the new Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education (HKDSE), has been finding it hard to do well. 'It's a big headache for me. It is just hard to understand the questions,' said ... Non-Chinese-speaking students are allowed to sit for the easier Chinese-language exam under the General Certificate of Secondary Education system as they labour through the HKDSE. However, they must sit ...

  5. Costly exams put equality to the test

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... times more than locals pay to sit for the exam for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, is often too expensive for many ethnic minority families struggling to make ends meet. Our ...

  6. letters

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination. As a senior secondary student, I am worried about the marking for this important exam, especially for liberal studies. Most of the candidates ...

  7. Wall Street protests are railing against crony capitalism and bought government

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they now pay just about 2 per cent on a HK$10.1 trillion publicly traded debt. Once that rate normalises- as it must, due to inflation and massive issuance of Treasuries- it is game over. ...

  8. Focus health drive on social media, survey says

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Louise Ho The public impression of young Hongkongers is that they eat plenty of fast food and snacks, but a university survey shows they are skilled in understanding nutritional information on food labels. Baptist University surveyed 561 secondary school students about their perceptions of healthy eating, their ability to eat healthily and knowledge of food labels. ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Ethnic minority students want level playing field in schools

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government. When looking at our Chinese language exam options, the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exam is too easy for some of us while the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education ...

  10. Business - Money - GAMING

    Italy's gambling addiction set to worsen

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The same conviction is held by a lot of young people. In June, Feder carried out a survey of almost 2,000 secondary school students in Pavia. Teenagers, of average age 15, were asked why people ...




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