Education news

PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 March, 2014, 4:30pm
UPDATED : Monday, 10 March, 2014, 4:30pm

Morality tales

The mainland has launched a moral education campaign in its primary and middle schools. Students are being taught core socialist values comprising moral principles of prosperity, democracy, civility, harmony, freedom, equality, justice, the rule of law, patriotism, dedication, integrity and friendship, Xinhua reported. The Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee ordered that core socialist values be included in the national education plan and "cover all schools and those receiving education".

Education spending rising

German public education expenditures increased by 8 per cent to more than €116 billion (HK$1.23 trillion) last year, representing an almost 90 per cent increase from 2005, according to official statistics quoted by news agencies. Education has a high priority in the country, said German Education Minister Johanna Wanka (below left, with Chancellor Angela Merkel). "A good education is the foundation for more participation, integration and equal opportunity." The per capita educational expenditure for those under the age of 30 rose to €4,800 in 2013.

Free consultations

Twelve Austrian education institutions will provide one-on-one consultations at A+Education from Austria on Friday ( from 10am to 6pm. Representatives from high schools and universities will be present. Go to, The institutions will also participate in the European Higher Education Fair at the Central Library at the weekend.

Ann Hui talks Hong Kong

Renowned film director Ann Hui On-wah (below) will address a seminar at Lingnan University tomorrow entitled "Ann Hui and Her Hong Kong". Professor Mary Wong Shuk-han, director of the university's Centre for Humanities Research, will exchange views with Hui. Before the seminar, Hui's film A Simple Life (2012) and a documentary Below the Lion Rock: Where Are You Going (1992) will be screened. For details, go to