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  1. New schools offer both academic and job training

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... The eight institutions are aiming to give their Form Four pupils all-round skills The tough job market has resulted in the emergence of a new type of secondary school aiming to equip students with both academic and vocational qualifications. Among the sch ...

  2. Call to cut secondary years from seven to five

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Advanced Level Examination. He believed the change could take place as soon as 2005. However, the proposal has drawn criticisms from some educators. Stephen Hui Chin-yim, committee member of Hong ...

  3. Reforming exams body a real test of character

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... IT IS HARD FOR outsiders to picture the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) and its chairman together. The independent authority, which has been running the territory's two largest public examinations since 1977, has a conservativ ...

  4. A challenging year ahead as reforms to school system gather pace

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... A review of the secondary allocation regime and issues over the responsibilities of management promise to stir feelings As schools reopen for the new academic year, educators face many challenges, from the arguments expected to rage over education reforms ...

  5. Proposal to save 34 rural schools

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... A proposal to save 34 small rural schools from being closed is being drafted by the Heung Yee Kuk and a group of parents. To cut costs, the Education and Manpower Bureau this year raised the minimum student admission quota for schools from 16 to 23 - effe ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. ... 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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