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  1. Forward planning maximises options

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Start researching schools on the internet. Request applications. February Take a practice General Management Admissions Test (GMAT) online. Depending on how you do, consider signing up ...

  2. Genetic tests key to a quick diagnosis

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Genetic tests being researched in Hong Kong will help doctors determine more quickly the seriousness of illness and injuries - and the best treatment - using only a few drops ... One test, which takes about three hours, has an 80 per cent accuracy rate. But Professor Lo said the technology remained on trial and would not be in general clinical use until it was improved ...

  3. Students achieve uniform results in English testing

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... in an international English test, the University Grants Committee (UCG) said yesterday. The results come from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken by students under the voluntary ... in terms of deviation from the overall average score, is not very significant - 2 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively.' The average score of the 8,500 students taking the test, of whom 7,300 ...

  4. School told to pay $9m in row on copyright

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Beijing institution illegally sold test papers for US university entry exams A popular English-language training school has been ordered to pay 10 million yuan (HK$9.4 million) in compensation to two United States companies for illegally selling test papers for key US university entry examinations. On Saturday, the Beijing No1 Intermediate People's Court ruled in favour ...

  5. Exams firm maintains paper flow despite suit

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Educational Testing Service wins Beijing court case against school organisation providing pirate copies of its material The world's largest provider of exam papers, Educational Testing Service (ETS), will continue to supply old papers to mainland students despite copyright problems. ETS recently won a court battle against Beijing-based English language training centre ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. We'd rather flip burgers than face exams, say stressed Form Five pupils

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... in a McDonald's in Aberdeen. 'I like school but I don't like the system,' she said, adding that the constant round of assessments and tests had put her off. 'I don't want to take ...

  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. Schools 'fail to note the value of music'

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... The number of students taking public examinations in music is 'alarmingly low', according to Gary McPherson, professor of music at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). He said the figures from the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment A ...

  10. Students celebrating revamp of Thailand's examinations system

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... debate between the Education Ministry, academics and Thailand's 24 state-run universities, mean students will now sit a single, standard national test. 'Students sitting the national test won't have to take university exams again,' said Voradej Chandarasorn, the secretary-general of the Office of the Higher Education Commission. 'It is our intention to keep ...




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