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Board of Education

Expatriate teachers required

Schools will require 86 more native English-speaking teachers in the 1999-2000 academic year, members of the Board of Education heard yesterday.

Tuesday, 11 May, 1999, 12:00am

School makes effort to brush up students' English skills

Board of Education members recently visited Ning Po College and learned about its efforts to promote English language skills.

They were briefed by principal Wong Wing-tim on the school's history.

The school started to use Chinese as the medium of instruction for Form One this school year.

25 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Schools shake-up call

The Board of Education (BOE) has received a sub-committee report which outlines a plan to foster quality school education in Hong Kong.

The Report on Review of Nine-Year Compulsory Education contains more than 100 recommendations at a cost of $561.2 million over four years - from the 1998-99 school year - and will be published next month.

31 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Deja vu

Recommendations aimed at promoting effective learning among primary and secondary pupils and helping those with academic and behavioural problems will always be welcome. But suggestions to abandon the existing Academic Aptitude Test - a scaling instrument for the allocation of secondary school places - must be closely scrutinised.

17 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

New tests called for in schools revolution

A REVIEW of Hong Kong's primary and secondary school system will recommend more than 110 changes aimed at promoting effective learning and helping pupils with academic and behavioural problems.

The draft of the Board of Education review, obtained by the Sunday Morning Post, concludes that the present free, nine-year compulsory education system should be continued.

16 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Send in ideas to help your peers who may have learning problems

If you have any suggestions for improving Hong Kong's special education programme, send them in - but fast! The Board of Education is seeking the public's views on a report on the review of local special education.

8 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Call over Board of Education meetings rejected

A CALL to open Board of Education meetings to the public was rejected by members yesterday, who said there was enough transparency. The Professional Teachers' Union had said the body, which advises the Education Department on policy, should be more open to allow the public to monitor its work.

19 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Recommendations not ignored

I REFER to the allegation by Ms Ida Lee (South China Morning Post, February 15) that the Education Department has not acted on the Report by the Ad Hoc Sub-committee on Pre-primary Education of the Board of Education (April 1994). This is not true and I would like to clarify any misunderstanding Ms Lee may have on this matter.

4 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

All those years just ignored

I OFTEN read in the South China Morning Post of the lack of competent qualified teachers in Hong Kong and how the Board of Education is considering new methods to entice teachers from other countries, and students, to enter the teaching profession.

15 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Students to have voice on education committee

STUDENTS will have a formal channel through which to put their views on the performance of the Education Department in two months.

Two student representatives from Form Four level or above will become members of the newly-formed Educational Services Liaison sub-committee under the Board of Education.

21 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Abolish 'banding' practice

IN the last month I have been paying close attention to press reports regarding the education of the so-called ''Band 5'' students. The development of a school-based curriculum has been the proposed solution and seems to have been accepted by the public.

14 Jul 1993 - 12:00am