Delaying tactics alleged in poll row

Dozens of students at the University of Hong Kong besieged the student union office yesterday, saying its leaders were deliberately preventing no-confidence votes that could see them kicked out of office.

Saturday, 21 April, 2012, 12:00am

Continuing-ed colleges 'need more oversight'

The private arms of government-funded universities should face more supervision to prevent potential misuse of tuition income, legislators say.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Courses council rapped

Up to a quarter of the members of a statutory body that vets professional and academic qualifications have not declared whether they have any potential conflict of interest with education providers, the Director of Audit has found.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

ESF funding talks may be on hold until end of year

The Education Bureau says discussions on funding for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) could be delayed until the end of the year.

The bureau confirmed that officials would report to the Legislative Council's education panel over the issue of ESF funding, referred to officially as subvention, later in the year.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mothers of invention a necessity for students

Many Hong Kong schoolchildren blame their parents for their lack of creativity.

About a third of those polled said that whenever they proudly produced an imaginative piece of work, their parents 'ignored it'.

They also said their families were 'full of blame and oppression'.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

We can give way on funds, E.S.F. says

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is ready to make concessions in return for continued financial support from the government, according to chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Services asked to relax entry rules for minorities

The Immigration and Customs Departments could follow the lead of the police and the prison service by opening their doors to ethnic minorities, according to the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Growing demands being placed on the disciplined services by minority groups meant these services should revise their recruitment policies, EOC chairman Lam Woon-kwong said yesterday.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Charges slashed in net scheme for poor pupils

A group that co-hosts the government's internet learning programme for poor children is slashing its price by as much as two-thirds in its latest plan.

The price cut by the eInclusion Foundation follows complaints from teachers as well as questions over the fairness of its plan, which originally worked out to be more expensive than that proposed by fellow host WebOrganic.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

ESF warns of 20pc fee increase if government's subsidy is withdrawn

The English Schools Foundation yesterday warned that fees could go up by more than 20 per cent if its public funding is removed.

The warning came just a day after the Education Bureau raised the possibility of ending the decades-old subsidy to the English-language educational organisation and transforming it into a private international school system.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Record offer to owners after fatal flat collapse

The Urban Renewal Authority has proposed a record offer of compensation to flat owners of a To Kwa Wan redevelopment project where the collapse of a rundown tenement building killed four people last year.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am