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  1. Mahathir, middle-class parents angered by shift away from English

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's decision to end a policy to teach science and mathematics in English has sparked anger from Mahathir Mohamad - the architect of the policy - and western-educated, urban middle-class families. The governmen ...

  2. Independents looking to teach incumbent an election lesson

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... he beat Mr Yu, who stood as an independent, by 44,517 votes to 9,155, taking about 83 per cent of the ballots cast. Mr Yu was his only opponent. Education Convergence vice-chairman Ho ... but I believe that the votes I gain can prove that I will appear as the strongest-ever competitor against the incumbent lawmaker,' he said. The education sector is the largest of the 30 functional ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Results of Chinese University research are nothing to lose sleep over Offering students special classes on the benefits of sleep had almost no effect ... after it proved popular with teachers and students. “While the results aren’t as successful as we expected… students were more attentive in class,” said professor Wing Yun-kwok from the Chinese ...

  4. What would get your vote?

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cast their vote at BGCA's 24 service centres and 112 secondary schools. Results will be announced the following day. ... suffrage Although our elections are among the cleanest in the region, we still have no right to vote for our chief executive. This is left to an election committee of 1,200 largely pro-Beijing ...

  5. New strategy wins group votes

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your vote makes a difference. A group of Form Six students from Tin Shui Wai Government Secondary School stormed a recent student union election by swiping nearly 70 per cent of the total votes. More than 1,000 students voted, representing more than 90 per cent of those eligible to cast their ballots. Last year, the turnout was about 70 per cent. This may be the result ...

  6. ESF teachers vote for action over pay cut

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Talks fail to reach a compromise after schools almost unanimously call for a withdrawal of extra-curricular activities English Schools Foundation teachers have voted ... this week but failed to agree a compromise, according to David Reeves, chairman of its staff association. Results from ballots held in all ESF schools prior to last week's annual foundation ...

  7. Students vote no confidence 680-36

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Institute of Education students last night delivered an overwhelming vote of no confidence in Thomas Leung Kwok-fai, the chairman of the institute's governing council, which is dominated by government appointees. Some 680 voted to say they did not trust Dr Leung, with only 36 saying they did. There were 65 abstentions. The two-day vote, organised by the student union, ...

  8. Poly U students to vote on Tung

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The 500,000-strong protest march in July and the recall of outgoing California governor Gray Davis by popular vote have inspired a university student union to hold a referendum to decide the chief executive's future. Hong Kong Polytechnic University's student union yesterday launched a three-day vote to gauge students' views on whether Tung Chee-hwa should ...

  9. Students vote for Top 10 stories

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan As 2006 drew to a close, the Hok Yau Club asked students to vote for their favourite news stories of the year. The unauthorised photographs taken of Gillian Chung Yan-tung, ... protests in Taipei against Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian. This year, 114 schools with about 96,000 students took part in the vote. Ng Hok-tung, Hok Yau Club project manager, said the election ...

  10. Result of ESF ballot on union action expected Monday

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier English Schools Foundation teachers have voted on whether to lift union action that has hit extra-curricular activities since March. Management and union representatives met on Monday to thrash out a compromise, which was put to members of the Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools later in the week. Results of the ballot are expected ...




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