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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Wuchuan schools ask parents to buy desks and chairs for children

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:44pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Students at primary and secondary schools in Guangdong province's Wuchuan city are being forced to buy their own desks and chairs for class, a Chinese newspaper  reported ... to the school. And that’s a good deal, because the ones the school provides to its student base of 1,200 are "worn". For rural families in a country where about 150 million people still live ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - MENTAL HEALTH

    Programme helps children manage stress

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Sabine Borgia

    ... Sabine Borgia Local schools look to introduce a programme aimed at teaching children skills to manage anxiety and stress, says Sabine Borgia Mind games The number of students suffering ... in Hong Kong Adolescents", published in the August edition of the Scientific World Journal, 32.7 per cent of 3,328 students polled reported at least one form of deliberate self-harm. Some ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    University places offered to 14,800 Hong Kong students

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... the 18-year-old Form Six student had been admitted to Chinese University's political science department, his top choice. The young activist, who has spent months on the street to oppose ... in a Tuen Mun public estate. Cheung is among some 64,000 students who were notified yesterday of the results of their university application by the Joint University Programmes Admissions System. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Pupils polled on three top changes for happier school life

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... safety said their top concern was requiring all school buses be fitted with seat belts. The Transport Department does not require seat belts on vehicles that carry students. Separately, ...

  5. Tertiary budget-cut talks 'waste of time'

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... they doubted Professor Li's sincerity. The education chief wrote to university heads without contacting the staff and student associations separately, said one staff association president. The letters had no agenda attached. Chinese University Student Union president Wayne Tsang Wai-hang, who also attended the meeting, said it accomplished nothing. Dr Chan said they used the opportunity ...

  6. Overseas study surges in popularity

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS). Currently, more and more university students on the mainland are going abroad to further their studies. Every day, leaflets about overseas education ... employment opportunities,' said Lin Hao, a third-year student at Guangzhou University. 'I am considering going abroad to study for one year, either in Canada or the United States. ...

  7. Chance to broaden horizons

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung A one-year exchange programme hopes to promote equal opportunities by giving students with financial difficulties scholarships worth up to HK$69,800. Organised by AFS Intercultural Exchanges, the scheme is targeting underprivileged students aged 15 to 18 with good academic performance and keen interest to expand their horizons. While the programme does not have any ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: relieve anxiety the Hindu way

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari Exam stress and anxiety regarding results are part and parcel of being a student. While anxiety can be a driving force, it is more often an incapacitating factor in exam preparation. In my experience, a student's anxiousness stems from the seemingly insurmountable list of things that need to be done during exam preparation and doubts about being unable to complete ...




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