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  1. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education thanks to Uttam Sanjel

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Starting with Kathmandu, and harbouring big dreams, educator bridges the poverty gap to give the poor quality education for just US$1 a month Nepal's ... For Sanjel, it is students such as Tamang and Bhujel who encourage him to fight on. At his school in Kathmandu, in crammed classrooms there are 2,800 students each one of them harbouring a dream ...

  2. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:20pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... liberal arts school has been crossed," wrote Pan, known as an exponent of the "New Left", which supports socially responsible authoritarianism.  "The ‘Yenching Academy ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Top DSE students of the class of 2014 voice concerns over future of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 12:16pm by Staff Reporters

    ... for t he Red Cross John F.Kennedy Centre student: his results, received yesterday, included a level 5** in geography and level 5* in Chinese and liberal studies. A level 5** grade is the highest ... and extended exam time. "No one should give up on everything just because you're unable to do one thing," she said. Spina bifida sufferer Vicky Wong Sze-ting, from Hong Kong Red Cross ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Cross-border pupils face long commutes to distant schools

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Cross-border pupils face long journey Many mainland parents were upset and confused yesterday after they discovered their Hong Kong-born children would be going to primary schools in areas they had never heard of- the result of a government policy aimed at easing the pressure of cross-border pupils on the city's North District. The number ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alliance convenor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek took credit for others' work, claims his ex-colleague

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Staff Reporters

    ... joint article with Professor Zhang Mujin of Tsinghua University on the ecology in China's western provinces. He was also listed as lead author on a piece on Buddhism, published in 2003 ...

  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shenzhen to pump one billion yuan into building new Xinjiang university

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by WU NAN

    ... separatism. The same day, Korla Evening News reported that police in Korla city, western Xinjiang, had busted an underground group that was teaching the Koran to children. Two men were arrested ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of a Western woman in modern clothing and the other of a Muslim woman in a niqab, or veil, covering her face- are juxtaposed on the same page. The chapter features six pictures depicting Islam- all ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong schools woo cross-border pupils in battle to survive

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo in Shenzhen jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Falling birth rates putting heads under pressure, but distance proving a deterrent for parents Schools woo cross-border pupils in battle ... in old urban areas further south such as Pokfulam and Chai Wan- at the far western and eastern ends of Hong Kong Island- were chasing potential entrants in Shenzhen. The schools are among more ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools to take on extra pupils to cope with mainland influx

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Primary One classes in three districts to grow to cope with influx of cross-border children Schools to take on extra pupils Five or six pupils ... Long and Kwun Tong will have 30 pupils allocated to each first-year class, up from 25 in previous years, a paper submitted by the Education Bureau to lawmakers reveals. Nine schools in western ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Larger Primary One classes will affect teaching quality, says teachers' union

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Johnny Tam

    ... for a long-term problem. "The rising demand in districts close to the border may be transitional because of the cross-border pupils, but the increase of pupils in Kwun Tong … is a structural ...




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