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  1. Sackings set the seal on tabloid's termination

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University female students required to dance with officials'. The other told of the death of a radio hostess in a deputy mayor's bed in Zoucheng, Shandong province. In December, after ...

  2. Smooth transition

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Stephanie Harrington

    ... Stephanie Harrington INDUCTION WEEK MAY conjure images of late nights of celebration but universities also offer a variety of informative programmes to ensure students make a smooth transition to their new life. Student associations and unions, faculties, student halls and university departments individually organise activities, including formal welcoming ceremonies, to help ...

  3. See the world as you learn

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor Graduates of foreign universities are better at English and solving problems THOUSANDS OF students travel abroad each year to further their studies. For some it is an easy ... but to go overseas. Still, many students who could get into local universities decide to study abroad despite the added cost and the inconvenience. The most obvious reasons are that they want ...

  4. Tips on how to Finnish first

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... After radical reforms and to the surprise of even administrators, Finland has attained education's holy grail, an elusive mix of academic excellence and student equity. Katherine ... as the holy grail of education, having best achieved the elusive mix of top academic performance and the greatest level of equity for students, free from the high pressure associated with top results ...

  5. Chance to hone leadership skills

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A voluntary training programme aims to help students develop leadership skills and raise their awareness of the needs of underprivileged people in society. The 'SamariTEENS' Effect', organised by a group of sixth formers from the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association (OSA), will be held over seven days from January 29 till the end of April. ...

  6. Next HK leader must state stand on income gap

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. NG, North Point In comparing marks... As an educator, I was heartened to see Katherine Forestier report the findings of the Programme for International Student Assessment, or Pisa ('Learn from the Finnish system', February 25). She says that Hong Kong students ranked the lowest in 'self-esteem' among all participating countries. Pisa reports that Hong Kong ...

  7. talk back

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should rules be revised so long-established dai pai dong can survive? The fate of the dai pai dong is crucial. If we remove all the character of Hong Kong from the very streets that are the lifeblood of this city, we shall end up with a sterile, dull ci ...

  8. Mainland students need additional language support

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Chinese students heading to Australia may not be receiving enough English language support to make the most of their education, researchers from the University of Melbourne have found. With mainland China now the number one source country for international students in Australia, Dr Sophie Arkoudis, from the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, and Dr ...

  9. Model Chinese students need support, too

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Greg Barns One of the abiding stereotypes in Australia is that the vast majority of the 15,000 Chinese students in the Australian secondary school system are highly disciplined academic achievers, who are exceptionally well behaved in comparison to their more boisterous Australian classmates. The media here regularly presents stories about Chinese students who have topped their year ...

  10. Students' English skills improving

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem English proficiency levels among final-year university students have improved for the second year running, according to the results of a government test released yesterday. The students scored an average of 6.64 out of a maximum of nine points in the International English Language Testing System, a voluntary examination offered by the University Grants Committee (UGC) ...




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