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  1. Teachers shamed in tests hit back

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... from a government decision to make public the results of a teaching assessment test most teachers failed miserably. Of the 130,000 teachers who sat last year's first Assessment of Efficiency Level Test, 99.1 per cent failed. 'The students are going to look down on us... how are we going to face them now that we have failed our test,' said a school headmistress who ...

  2. Language test urged for more workers

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn The Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (Scolar) is pushing for more employees to pass English benchmark tests as part of its campaign to raise English ... English training and reach the benchmarks relevant to their jobs, he said. According to the Workplace English Campaign website, it is up to companies to select which tests they adopt from a range ...

  3. 500 workers first to test new contract plan

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai But critics still say the pay system will not be able to stop contractors who insist on exploiting cleaners and security guards Five hundred unskilled workers will be the first to benefit from the Housing Department's new contracting system ...

  4. Shanghai maids-to-order put to test

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Employers will be able to snap up 50 fully trained domestic helpers when the nation's first 'maid-to-order' expo is hosted by Shanghai next month. The event will give maids the chance to show their competence at cleaning, laundry, ...

  5. Psychometrics gaining favour as a hiring practice

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... Psychometric tests are being increasingly applied by companies and organisations in the evaluation of candidates applying for jobs. Psychometrics is the application of statistical and mathematical techniques to psychological testing. The psychometric tests can be applied at all levels of hiring, from graduate trainees to front-line customer service officers, from experienced ...

  6. Teachers complain of rising work pressure

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

    ... Long days, job security fears and language tests add up to stress, they say Teachers took the opportunity at an awards ceremony yesterday to complain about the heavy pressure of their jobs. Some said they were regularly worked 12-hour days and others complained of pressure from language benchmark tests. At the annual Teacher's Day presentation at the Convention ...

  7. Shandong moves to protect employees with HIV/Aids

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He also said the most important issue for people who had the virus was the matter of keeping their status confidential. 'The institutions carrying out HIV/Aids tests should not disclose ... year. 'The doctor who conducted the test later informed the college. [The man] had to leave the college. Even if the college didn't sack him, he couldn't bear the discrimination ...

  8. Necessary switch to Putonghua

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... writing skills of Hong Kong students. Since Singapore students began learning Putonghua, their writing has greatly improved. Teachers must pass tests or have a proper degree in teaching Putonghua before they start teaching it in school. Those who fail the tests cannot teach in school. As a result, the unemployment rate of teachers may increase. However, we have to widen our views ...

  9. Bonus cuts, poisoning spark protest

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there had been no cases of paralysis or death, but the factory should rectify the problem. The workers did not believe the investigation, and asked for further health tests. The company, Suzhou ...

  10. Review of code for lift safety ready in two months

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... first met on November 24 and discussed issues such as whether and how to tell the public about contractors' performance records, arranging surprise inspections and testing lift components, ...




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