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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Thirty secondary classes may be dumped next term

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Twenty-seven government and subsidised secondary schools are facing the prospect of having to cut classes because there are fewer primary pupils coming through the system. For six schools, their fate is already sealed and they will have to drop a Form One class each, reducing their offering to three, education undersecretary Kevin Yeung Yun-hung said yesterday. Why can't secondary schools ...

  2. Secondary school pupils thrive in smaller classes, scholars advise minister

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Academics have waded into the row over reducing class sizes in secondary schools, saying research shows the benefits of smaller classes. Chan Kam-wing, co-director of the Centre ... of London showed that secondary-school students in smaller classes took a more active part in lessons. He made the comments to counter Education Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung's claims ...

  3. United bid to fight secondary school closures

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong's second-largest teaching union has launched an attempt to unite the education sector behind a battle against the closure of secondary schools due to falling ... Teachers' Union and all secondary school heads associations to join. PTU leaders vowed before the start of term to roll out a series of protest actions to support 10 demands to save schools from ...

  4. Return of pupils boost for secondary schools

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The first group of Hong Kong children educated at Shenzhen primary schools to return to study in their home city will arrive this year, offering hope for secondary schools ... Kong secondary system under an agreement between Hong Kong and Guangdong. Oriental English College pupils will be included in the school zone for Tuen Mun while Luohu School will be in the zone ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 24, 2014

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by LETTERS

    ... schools. Charles Yeung, Sheung Shui   Stay optimistic despite bad exam results I refer to the letter by Charlie W. Chan (" Secondary students must plan ahead ", July 12). The Hong Kong ... of the Education Bureau (" Education Bureau working to support non-Chinese speakers ", July 11). When Ms Li says that there are "no readily available school sites on Hong Kong Island" ...

  6. Secondary classes cut, schools risk closure

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

    ... Elaine Yau Secondary schools are now having the same problems that primary schools have faced in recent years. Over the past five years, 72 primary schools and 12 public secondary schools have closed. The impact on secondary schools was revealed late last year, with an Education Bureau guidebook showing that 30 first-year classes had been cut this academic year. Gone ...

  7. Primary and Middle- Secondary Schools

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SECONDARY SCHOOLS CAPSTONE COLLEGE HONG KONG CENTRAL 228-238 Queens Road; Enterprise Building Unit 302 Tel: 2543 8059 E-mail: capstone@kcpholdings.org Year groups taught: Secondary to 6; ... of Concordia University (Irvine), USA.; Association membership: National Association of Secondary School Principals; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; Year founded: 1990; ...

  8. How Hong Kong's public exam system evolved for secondary school pupils

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1937 The colonial government starts operating the Hong Kong School Certificate Examination (school cert) 1940 The last school cert held before the war 1941-1945 All public exams suspended ... in the exams 1952 Chinese-medium schools allowed to field candidates and the Hong Kong Chinese School Certificate Examination is first conducted 1961 Hong Kong School Certificate Examination (school ...

  9. News - World - GAZA

    Fifteen killed in Israeli shelling of UN school sheltering Palestinians

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... including a baby, yesterday when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school in Gaza sheltering Palestinians fleeing fighting between Hamas and the army, medics said. Ashraf Ashraf al-Qudra, ... I strongly condemn this act," Ban said. "Many have been killed- including women and children, as well as UN staff." It was the latest in a number of alleged Israeli strikes on schools ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    'Boutique' college offers alternative path to post-secondary education

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... for greater diversification in providing post-secondary education to the school-leaving population, Chan says. Yew Chung plans to become a fully fledged university before long. But for now, it's ... Luisa Tam life@scmp.com 'Boutique' school fills certain needs Not every student is able to gain admission to an elite university, and fortunately there are other paths ...




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