Wuchuan schools ask parents to buy desks and chairs for children

Desks at the Zhenwen Central Primary School with their owners' names etched onto the front. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Students at primary and secondary schools in Guangdong province's Wuchuan city are being forced to buy their own desks and chairs for class, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 2 January, 2013, 1:16pm

E-learning future seen at seminar

La Salle College celebrated its 80th anniversary with an education symposium focused on mobile and e-learning.

Keynote speakers Jim Lengel from the City University of New York and Kenneth Chen Wei-on, the undersecretary for education, were among those invited to share their views on how mobile learning and devices like cellphones and iPads have been adopted by schools.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Changes cramp schools' style

Some are launching fund-raising drives to build new teaching blocks, others are partitioning covered playgrounds into study areas or converting changing rooms into classrooms. Schools are scrambling to create extra space by September to accommodate a sharp swell in the student body for the coming academic year, when youngsters under old and new academic systems will study alongside each other.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Visual classroom

THE USE OF interactive whiteboards - or Smart Boards - during lessons has helped greatly at a school for students with special needs.

But there is one problem. Hong Chi Morninghill School in Tsui Lam only has one whiteboard for 220 students.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Pushy PCs put the past out to pasture

While principals can look forward to novel ways of electronically monitoring buildings and wayward charges, the microchip could soon reduce the institution itself to an empty shell. For among recent marvels unveiled in America is an automated roll-checking system.

14 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Cheapen viewing, Cable TV is urged

The operators of Cable TV have been urged to provide cheaper services to schools so that students can gain a broader outlook on world events.

15 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Council unveils space-saver

The need for more information and communication technology (ICT)-based courses has given rise to the concept of 'classroom of the future'.

26 Oct 1999 - 12:00am