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  1. 500 secondary school teachers apply for early retirement deal

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem About 500 secondary school teachers have applied for early retirement under a government scheme aimed at reducing their numbers in line with the falling student population. The scheme, which has been running for primary school teachers since 2004, was extended to secondary school teachers for the first time this year. But the president of the largest teachers' union ...

  2. Secondaries hit by lack of pupils

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Falling student enrolment is now hitting secondary schools which are facing growing numbers of surplus teachers. The Subsidised Secondary Schools Council wants the government ... (PTU). Based on the class-teacher ratio of 1:1.3, there are more than 130 surplus secondary teachers. Dominic Chu Fu-yan, chairman of the Subsidised Secondary Schools Council, which represents ...

  3. School closure policy appalling: teachers

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... released yesterday, was aimed at gauging the views of primary and secondary school teachers on education policies implemented by the government in the last decade. Union vice-president Shee ... Loretta Fong The government's policy of school closures is the most appalling of all education policies introduced in the past decade, according to teachers who took part in an online ...

  4. Schools snub bid to stop pirates

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Secondary schools have given a government campaign aimed at teaching students not to buy pirated music, films, software and fake consumer goods the cold shoulder. Just 14 out ... Programme in Schools- which cost $200,000, recruited recent graduates and unemployed teachers to teach Form One and Two students about intellectual property rights. Legislator and PTU president ...

  5. Programme offers alternative option to school-leavers

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze The government's Youth Work Experience and Training Scheme offers secondary school-leavers an alternative path to pursue a career, and enhances their competitiveness ... Wilfred Wong Kam-pui, said secondary school-leavers were not as competitive as degree holders when they entered the job market. However, he said there were plenty of entry-level positions ...

  6. ESF raises school fees by up to 7pc

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Will Clem

    ... Liz Heron and Will Clem Foundation refuses to rule out further increases after surprise announcement The English Schools Foundation has declined to rule out further fee increases after parents were this week presented with a surprise rise in fees of up to 7 per cent for 2008/09. Fees will go up by 5 per cent at the ESF's five secondary schools to $89,250, and by 7 per cent ...

  7. 54 primary school teachers quit under retirement scheme

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Fifty-four government primary school teachers took advantage of the early retirement scheme in the 2004/05 school year. Only six had met the controversial Language ... in their 40s and 19 in their 50s. The normal retirement age is 60. As for the current school year, the bureau said 27 government primary school teachers had applied to join the scheme ...

  8. Backing for retiring

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Legislators have called for schools to have flexibility in how they operate a $520 million early-retirement scheme for secondary teachers. The government is planning to launch the scheme in August. It won broad support at Legco's education panel this week. All secondary teachers under 60 working in aided schools with more than 10 years' service will be eligible ...

  9. ESF teachers boycott after-hours work in pay dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... announced it would increase fees in September by 8.9 per cent in primary schools and 5.1 per cent in secondary schools. Members of the Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools voted ... Will Clem Teachers in English Schools Foundation schools have voted to halt all evening extra-curricular activities and overnight trips amid their dispute over pay and conditions. The ESF ...

  10. Education should meet needs of job market: delegate

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and historic mission'. He said the focus would be placed on strengthening secondary occupational schools. About 7.5 million students chose to enter secondary vocational schools last year, a system ...




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