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Department of Education

Urgent need to tackle education system's abuse of our children

Tragically, yet another 11-year-old has leapt to his death over school homework problems.

Thursday, 10 May, 2007, 12:00am

University to help mainland Olympians

A Hong Kong university has agreed to provide technology and treatment to help mainland athletes prepare for the Beijing Olympics.

Polytechnic University is the first institute to become a technology partner with the Olympic committee's science and education department.

11 May 2006 - 12:00am

The write way to spend the summer

Ahhh, summer is upon us.

The glorious months where Mother Nature decides to bless us with warm weather, and the Education Department gives us a break lasting almost two months.

The fact that these two forces work together to create the best part of the year makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

9 Jun 2005 - 12:00am


The Education Department has been criticised by the Audit Commission for planning to spend $1.37 billion on primary schools which are not needed.

The oversupply of schools is partly due to the declining birth rate.

4 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


Teachers from more than 30 schools back the Education Department's proposal to incorporate Form Five students' school-based assessment results in Chinese History into their Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination results for the subject.

7 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Allowance is not a waste of taxpayers' money

Your correspondent 'Name and Address Supplied' called for the housing allowance for Native English-speaking teachers (NETs) to be scrapped (South China Morning Post, November 6).

12 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Officials should consider recommendation

I am the Education Department researcher who provided the information contained in the story headlined 'HK English students two grades below peers' (South China Morning Post, October 7). Two points require clarification.

15 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Closure fears for 12 village schools

Twelve village schools are facing closure after losing last-gasp appeals against an Education Department ban on admitting Primary One pupils in the next school year.

Their failure to overturn the ban means they could face eventual closure and children in some parts of the New Territories and outlying islands will have to travel further to school.

4 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

The battle to keep rural classrooms open

King Lam School is among 14 village schools barred from taking Primary One students next year in the Education Department's drive to centralise resources.

21 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Air pollution: you have your say

I am writing to you as a very concerned mother of four healthy and happy children aged from two to 12. I have seen some scary findings that asthma has increased in children by 38.9 per cent. I do understand that outdoor pollution is to blame - however, I was shocked to learn that a lot of buildings as well as schools have high indoor pollution levels.

10 Sep 2002 - 12:00am