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  1. See the world

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Jessie Hui Main photo: Dustin Shum STUDYING OVERSEAS may present a lot of challenges for students with sight problems. But Form Six student Walter Tsui Yu-hang was able to enjoy life ... 'Although my vision is limited, I want to see more and enjoy it while I can,' said the GCC&ITKD Lau Pak Lok Secondary School student, who scored 25 points in last year's HKCEE before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562257/see-world
  2. Exchange agency 'struggles in boom'

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Rapid growth in student numbers has left a popular academic exchange agency struggling to find suitable host families, one of its visiting students has complained. Elliot Lam, ... it because nobody had mentioned anything to me,' he said. Celine Au Yeung Siu-chi, administration manager of the AFS Hong Kong office, said host families and students were given orientation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553069/exchange-agency-struggles-boom
  3. Students may sue over tuition fees

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan Two university student unions are considering taking legal action against the government over the overcharging of tuition fees for the past five years. The unions, from Baptist University and City University, want officials to arrange a refund and to cut fees in coming years. Chan Ka-chun, vice-chairman of Baptist University Student Union, said they were seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547933/students-may-sue-over-tuition-fees
  4. Students' case

    Posted May 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two university student unions are considering legal action to force the government to return $691million that, according to Executive Council policy, has been overpaid in tuition fees since 2001. Should the money be refunded? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548005/students-case
  5. HK students overcharged $691m in fees over the past five years

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan University students in Hong Kong have been overcharged $691 million in tuition fees over the past five years because of deflation and budget cuts at tertiary institutions. A policy adopted in the early 1990s states that tuition fees for undergraduate students should equate to 18 per cent of their course costs. That policy, set when the government announced plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544218/hk-students-overcharged-691m-fees-over-past-five-years
  6. Private sector to handle grant-loans review

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A review of the mechanism for working out the grant-loan for undergraduate students has been launched by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA). The agency is tendering for private consultants to design and conduct the one-year review after the Joint Committee on Student Finance backed the move last month. SFAA deputy controller Peter Ho Kui-keung said: 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553060/private-sector-handle-grant-loans-review
  7. Community service for student aid cheats

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A husband and wife were each ordered yesterday to do 240 hours of community service for cheating a government agency out of $223,000 in student aid for their two children. Pang Foun-hing, 53, unemployed, and his wife, Wong Sau-kuk, 48, had admitted defrauding the Student Financial Assistance Agency by concealing their assets. They pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544327/community-service-student-aid-cheats
  8. University fees answer rejected

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Education chiefs- under fire for overcharging university students- insisted yesterday the rule that tuition fees for undergraduates should equate to 18 per cent of their course ... for an individual university student did not fully reflect the government's total investment on universities. Falling individual costs were mainly due to effective measures in cutting operation costs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544367/university-fees-answer-rejected
  9. New sentence sends couple to jail for cheating student aid fund

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A magistrate yesterday revised his own sentence of a couple convicted of cheating a government agency out of $223,273 in student aid, from 240 hours of community service to 11 months' immediate imprisonment. Earlier this year, Pang Foun-hing, 53, and his wife, Wong Sau-kuk, 48, admitted defrauding the Student Financial Assistance Agency by concealing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551812/new-sentence-sends-couple-jail-cheating-student-aid-fund
  10. And the winners are...

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Category winners of the 2005/06 South China Morning Post Student of the Year Awards and finalists for the Student of the Year Award have been selected. Turn to page 3 for a complete list and pages 6 and 7 for the winning articles for the Student Linguist of the Year Award. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551061/and-winners-are

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