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  1. Universities focus on English

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Mainland and local universities yesterday pledged to step up efforts to improve students' English language proficiency at a function in honour of Tsinghua University president Gu Binglin. Professor Gu said his goal was to increase the percentage of c ...

  2. Teens not educated on soccer bets, says group

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Opponents of legal soccer betting have accused the government of not doing enough to stop youngsters placing bets on matches. The Great Coalition to Oppose Legalisation of Soccer Betting said little had been done to educate young people about the adverse ...

  3. Thousands made to queue in rain for Form Six places

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Some students complain that schools raised their admission requirements Students and parents yesterday complained that they had to wait for hours in the rain to apply for a place at the Secondary Six Joint Admission Centre in Sha Tin - with some finding a ...

  4. ... as failed students rethink options

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Thousands of HKCEE candidates who failed to meet the minimum entry requirements for Form Six were yesterday facing uncertain futures. Some 70,069 out of the 117,947 students who sat this year's Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination failed to ...

  5. Queen's College tops the A list ...

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Queen's College has emerged as the biggest winner in this year's HKCEE, with five of its pupils among the 17 Hong Kong students who attained 10 grade A's. The Band One secondary school in Causeway Bay, famous for producing straight A studen ...

  6. Mother-tongue policy failed us, say students

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Some have blamed their poor HKCEE results on having to change languages in Form Four The government's mother-tongue education policy has come under attack from Form Five students who were forced to switch their secondary schooling language from Canto ...

  7. Exam results show decline in English levels

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... HKCEE analysis shows students taught in Chinese fared worse in the second language than last year The English standards of students at Chinese-medium secondary schools have declined, according to HKCEE results out today. While the overall pass rate in Eng ...

  8. Pupils aren't told when papers are lost: exam chief

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... He admits that several go missing every year, but students are only informed if they dispute their scores The examinations authority has admitted that it routinely conceals the loss of HKCEE exam papers from students unless they dispute their score. The c ...

  9. Primary school profiles now available on the internet

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... The initiative brings greater convenience to parents and savings to the government An internet version of primary school profiles was launched yesterday to increase the transparency of schools and give parents more up-to-date information on applications f ...

  10. For some, a school visit amounts to a checkup

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... It was not a happy return to classes yesterday for rural primary schools caught up in a cost-cutting drive being put into effect by the government. Some of the 34 rural schools which have been ordered not to admit Primary One pupils said they were disappo ...




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