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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Taxi drivers seek random breath tests

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Taxi drivers urged the government yesterday to empower police to carry out random breath tests during the soccer World Cup next month, after a suspected drink-driving accident ... emerge from pubs and bars to drive, posing a serious risk to the lives of other road users. Under the present legislation, police can require a person to take a breath test if he is involved ...

  4. Kissel defence challenges bat tests

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Witness denies being so 'anxious' to find evidence backing the prosecution's theory that he missed flaws in his tests The defence sought to cast doubt yesterday ... potential flaws in his tests. Kissel, 41, had earlier told the court she was beaten by Robert Peter Kissel, a senior Merrill Lynch banker, in their Parkview bedroom on November 2, 2003. She has ...

  5. Pupils face daunting test of English

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Polly Hui, Vivienne Chow

    ... Polly Hui, Agnes Lam and Vivienne Chow Ten students who have made it to the final of the Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest face the daunting task tomorrow of exchanging views with three of the city's most prominent public figures. They will h ...

  6. Expanded university admission is opposed

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Secondary schools have reacted angrily to proposals to open up university admission to more sixth-form pupils, saying it would severely damage young students' development and the quality of their education. The Education Commission has already propos ...

  7. School supports teacher after theft of HKCEE test

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

    ... the teacher spent hours marking exam papers rather than teaching during school lessons. The stolen paper contains answers to the HKCEE geography test, penned by a candidate who took the exam at St ...

  8. New exam authority heads face testing time

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... The new leaders of Hong Kong's exam authority will need to be curriculum and assessment experts as well as visionary entrepreneurs. Headhunting for the new secretary-general of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority began this month to r ...

  9. School hygiene tested on first day

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

    ... Despite official warnings, some are taking a lax approach to infection-control measures, citing the absence of any threat Doctors and officials have urged schools to strengthen precautions against Sars and other infectious diseases after many pupils retur ...

  10. ... 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 ...




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