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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean students helped through most important day

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul 83 flights rescheduled to ensure college entrance exam candidates are not disturbed by the noise Nation helps its students face their toughest day Military training was suspended, flights rescheduled and emergency calls reserved for latecomers yesterday as hundreds of thousands of South Korean students sat a crucial college entrance examination. ...

  2. 10,000 students miss out

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Today will be nerve-wracking for thousands of students awaiting exam results- particularly for those who will miss out on a university place despite meeting academic requirements. Despite government efforts to increase the availability of tertiary education, the shortage of university places remains acute, with 70,000 students who took the new ...

  3. Part-time mode gives its working students a break

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to allow students to focus on one area of study at a time. 'Each module lasts about five weeks. This offers tremendous benefit to the students as they might have intensive work commitments in a particular period and, hence, can choose to study for five weeks only,' says executive director Sachin Tipnis. The programme is designed to help students manage and capitalise ...

  4. Student breaks exam photo rule

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reckless students are breaking examination regulations and taking photos of their exam papers. Last Thursday, a student sitting the first Diploma of Education Chinese language examination at Heung To Middle School, in Tin Shui Wai, took pictures of his exam documents and posted them on Facebook. The student's name and candidate number can be clearly seen in the pictures so ...

  5. Students are under enough pressure

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 70,000 students will be gearing up for the final battle that determines whether they will leave school for work or move up to university. The pressure this year is particularly high because ... among students, teachers and parents. The marking for the compulsory liberal studies unit has already been criticised as too vague and arbitrary. The latest disturbing news is that Hong ...

  6. Students should concentrate on content rather than exam strategies

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... like what can be found in the Use of English Section C paper. The education community in Hong Kong has made a brouhaha of the exams. Students spend countless hours learning strategies to pass the exam rather than focusing on the actual content itself. Take English as an example. If students actually spent as much time trying to use the language for real communicative purposes through ...

  7. Rethink of language policy urged

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Test results prompt call for review The language-of-instruction policy is failing to develop truly bilingual students and should be revised, the head of the Chinese University team involved in a global study of student performance said yesterday. Esther Ho Sui-chu, director of the research unit that ran local tests for the 2006 Programme for International Student ...

  8. Students play it safe by going to UK universities

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam maggie.tam@scmp.com More local students are going to university in Britain, thanks to the changes in Hong Kong's education system. The first batch of students under the new ... their future and regard overseas universities as their safe haven. Among them is Karen Tam, a Form Five local student who has decided to seek a place to study in Britain rather than entering her final ...

  9. Students say good riddance to exams

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Students at Chinese University will no longer have to sit exams for most required subjects from the next academic year. That's when degree courses will be lengthened from three years to four. The revised programme will introduce all students to Chinese and Western classics. There will also be more language courses to improve students' command of Chinese and English. ...

  10. Students from mainland boost exam numbers

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... said their rising popularity had led to a rise in the number of tutorial schools on the mainland 'cramming' students for the exams. 'College preparation is big business ... and other subjects. As it is not offered across the border, mainland students have no choice but to sit it in Hong Kong. 'The mainland government wants to focus on local curriculum ...




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