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  1. Scheme inspires turnaround in students who failed the HKCEE

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Sun Hung Kai Properties vice-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong yesterday shared his lapse at school with a group of youngsters who failed the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination. The 24 youngsters are in the middle of a 10-month training programme organised by Mr Kwok's company to help them develop skills and confidence. 'I came second-last in class when ...

  2. Be more green, and you'll feel less blue

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu According to the British New Economics Foundation survey, Hong Kong scored 41.6 on its Happy Planet Index, way behind mainland China. That certainly raised some eyebrows, while ... that with the right policies, we must also do what we can, beginning with using our own shopping bags - and being happy about it. Alice Wu is a political consultant and a former associate director of the Asia ...

  3. Education talk

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao emphasised the importance of education to any modern society in an address to about 180 overseas Chinese and embassy staff in Wellington yesterday. Two of the central government's recent accomplishments were abolishing the agricult ...

  4. Wen charms students during university tour

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... As he does on many of his overseas visits, Premier Wen Jiabao began the first morning of his Australian tour with a 6am jog, making use of a park close to his hotel in Perth. He was quick to share his admiration for the country's clean air in an impr ...

  5. Revised syllabus nudges up cost of secondary school textbooks

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... But with discounts, the price of primary-level material is down from last year The cost of textbooks is up by an annual average of 1 per cent for secondary schools and down 0.3 per cent for the primary level, a survey has found. The findings are based on ...

  6. Let children play more: researchers

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Free time outside the classroom is essential to a child's development and is being ignored, say experts Primary schools need to give children more play time and to introduce a greater variety in games to enhance their learning experience, education r ...

  7. First person

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Kenneth Pang Wai-kin, aged in his thirties, is an economics and civic education teacher at Methodist College, a secondary school in Kowloon. 'I graduated from college in 1989 as a liberal arts student from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Back th ...

  8. Family rebel reaches high note of her chosen career

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Vivienne Lo Wan-yin's veins pulse with Cantonese opera. The art form has fascinated her since she was a child. So much so that by the age of nine she had taught herself to sing the songs. When she turned 16, Lo joined an opera troupe at RTHK and has ...

  9. Staff cuts ruled out in slashing of education TV budget

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Amid a crackdown on spending, RTHK will 'create more value out of resources' Radio Television Hong Kong aims to trim $13.5 million from its annual educational programming budget in three years. This follows the government's tightening of it ...

  10. Reeling in the lesson

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... camp at Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village was also designed to break down barriers between primary and secondary schools, with older students leading activities for the younger. The day of fun, games ... 'There is not much communication between primary and secondary schools,' said Louise Law Yi-shu, principal of Ma On Shan Tsung Tsin Secondary School and head of the camp's organising ...




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