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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Should Hong Kong learn from Singapore in subsidising private preschools?

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 12:00pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Singapore? Singapore's model of government-subsidised private education operators may offer some lessons for Hong Kong in terms of making education more affordable for poorer families, said a Singapore-based education group.  With its first Hong Kong kindergarten opening in Tai Tam last month, EtonHouse International Preschool's tuition fee ranges from a monthly average of HK$5,500 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Guanxi' crucial in kindergartens' forays into mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in mainland ways for preschools On the mainland, guanxi- simply put, one's connections- determines the success or failure of a business, going by the experiences of two Singapore-based education groups. One made it while the other flopped, all because of the way they related to the authorities. "In Singapore, we tend to schedule a meeting before everything else, but in mainland China ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents at ousted kindergarten reject offer of places at replacement

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Real Estate Trust, but the group clarified that it was Singapore-listed APA Asset Management (Fortune) that managed the company. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tin Shui Wai kindergarten's ousting shows market failure, lobby group says

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Singapore-listed ARA Asset Management (Fortune) was the manager. ...

  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese scholars wage ‘textbooks battle’ with Japan over Diaoyus facts

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:07pm by Angela Meng

    ... at the National University of Singapore, said China's earliest visit to the Diaoyus did not equal ownership of the islands. "The Chinese may have visited those islands, but they didn't ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New international preschool finds pricey space to fill a gap

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... was very difficult [to secure our venue]," he says, declining to reveal the cost of renting the school premises. Singapore-based EtonHouse International Preschool, which also opened its first ... in Singapore, Gupta says the group will open a centre there in September and another in Malaysia next month. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Only two years old and already an interview veteran

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... so they could have a break before attending another playgroup in the afternoon. Bipasha Minocha, brand director of the Singapore-based EtonHouse group, says some parents in Hong Kong send ... EtonHouse, which is not related to the British boarding school Eton College, does not have playgroups at its Singapore or mainland kindergartens. Minocha says it opened one here because ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Frustrated parents seek government help in school lease talks

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:59pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... at an international bank left Hong Kong for Singapore due to a lack of school places. The government said last year that by 2016, the city would see a shortage of 4,200 international primary school places. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong trails rival Singapore in students' English skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com While Hong Kong has stressed bilingualism as a key goal, the city falls far behind Singapore in English literacy, with no remedy in sight A city of broken ... behind its key rival, Singapore. Singapore has a much higher proportion of people who are literate in English, according to Amy Tsui Bik-may, chair professor of language and education ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Fewer Hong Kong teens expect to complete university

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com More 15-year-olds in Singapore and South Korea believe they will go on to complete university Fewer HK youths expect to graduate, study says Less than half of 15-year-olds in Hong Kong expect to complete a university education, compared with more than 80 per cent of their peers in South Korea, a study shows. The city also trails rival Singapore, where more ...




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