Is mini MBA for 7-year-olds worth the money?

Educating and equipping children to face the future with confidence is the aim of every parent. Photo: Xinhua

Educating and equipping children to face the future with confidence is the aim of every parent. Most go to great lengths to make sure of this, and to meet the needs of such parents experts chart out different kinds of curriculums. But some courses on offer leave one a bit perplexed.

Friday, 5 April, 2013, 3:02am

Bible 'science' claim goes too far for Almitas Academy

The Loch Ness Monster has no place in a school science curriculum, according to the head of a Hong Kong school run by the wife of an executive councillor.

It does, though, at the Eternity Christian Academy in Westlake in the US state of Louisiana - which, like the Almitas Academy in North Point, uses the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum.

23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am 2 comments

National education curriculum guide to drop references to 'modern China'

Alumni protesting outside King's College. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The Education Bureau is cutting references to contemporary China from its curriculum guide on the national education subject, it said yesterday.

The announcement came two days after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying scrapped the three-year deadline for implementing the controversial subject, amid loud public protests.

11 Sep 2012 - 7:14am

Primary schools shun national education lessons, data reveals

Primary schools have overwhelmingly opted for civil and moral lessons over controversial national education in the new academic year, according to Education Bureau data.

Those listing only civic and moral education as their key task outnumber primary schools opting for just national education by almost 13 times, revealed a school profiles issued by the bureau in April.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:40am

New secondary curriculum failing to achieve its goals

There has been much heated debate regarding Hong Kong's new secondary school curriculum.

2 Sep 2012 - 2:33am

Time to prove National Education can be taught in an objective way

The controversial move to make national education part of the school curriculum appears to be a fait accompli. Despite strong resistance from some parents and student groups, the government seems determined to go ahead with a soft launch in primary schools next month, and make the subject compulsory in 2015 and in secondary schools the following year.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:12pm

National education should be introduced as mandatory subject

The introduction of moral and national education in the primary and secondary school curriculum has proved to be controversial.

15 Aug 2012 - 1:51am

Bureau hunts for tech-minded staff

The opportunities brought about by information technology (IT) are being embraced by the Education Bureau, which is widening learning resources and adding depth to the curriculum taught at government schools.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

National classes 'build values'

Education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim has defended the controversial national-education subject for schools, saying it is useful for 'values building' despite its overlap with other subjects and the growing pressure to delay its introduction.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

National education curriculum guide will help students think independently

I refer to the letters from Kellia Wan ('Too young for national education', August 3) and Tse To-yap ('What is the real purpose of course?' August 3). I would like to offer your readers more information on the moral and national education curriculum guide (

27 Aug 2012 - 9:13pm

National education 'risks poll backlash'

The government would be foolhardy to 'steamroll ahead' with its plan to start teaching national education this year because the issue might blow up in its face, a leading Basic Law specialist and mainland adviser warned.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:13pm

National education shunned by publishers

Big textbook publishers are shunning the new national education curriculum, while a small player who dived into the market has found few buyers amid controversy over the subject.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Schools say no to class control

Fraught with controversy from the day it was proposed, national education is still facing many hurdles in Hong Kong. With one-third of primary schools refusing to implement it in September, it is not uncommon to hear calls for a boycott.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pressure builds on national education

More pressure is being put on the government to reconsider the introduction of national education in the new school year, with a leading Beijing loyalist educational body pulling back from its support for an immediate launch and teachers and pupils calling for a massive rally.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

More schools delay national studies

More school-sponsoring bodies have decided not to implement the controversial national education curriculum this September, but they say they are taking advantage of the government's own timetable, not dragging their feet.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am