Education in Macau

HK teens up with the world's best at reading and maths

Hong Kong teenagers, who learned last week that a major international study has ranked them second in the world in science, can now add maths and reading to the list.

Wednesday, 5 December, 2007, 12:00am

English is key to employment

Macau locals have some catching up to do if they want top jobs

Macau's booming economy has far outstripped the region's ability to prepare its workforce, with many employees struggling to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of their jobs.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Wheel of fortune out of educational balance

The booming gambling industry in Macau is damaging education by luring away high-calibre teachers and students, an academic has warned.

At a conference hosted at the University of Hong Kong last week, Shan Wenjing, head of the faculty of education at the University of Macau, likened the rapidly expanding gambling industry in Macau to a 'double-edged sword'.

20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

History, bias set tone for way forward in regional education

KAZAKH EDUCATOR Kulamergen Mussin brimmed with excitement as he wrapped up his first participation in a conference in Asia.

'Asia is becoming more important, especially considering the extent to which China is changing,' he said. 'It will be interesting to do more research comparing education systems in Asia and Europe.'

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Tackling graft must be priority for Macau

From suffering 7 per cent unemployment and lawlessness in the streets to experiencing a labour shortage and declining crime, Macau has come a long way since its return to China in 1999. Thanks to spectacular growth of the gaming and tourism industries, the former Portuguese enclave's ranking on the wealth league is fast catching up with Hong Kong's.

8 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

In tune with the nation

Singing at the top of their lungs, the 40 perplexed-looking children belted out an age-old revolutionary song in the school auditorium: 'There would have been no new China without the Communist Party ... the party leads China on to a bright future.'

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

IT summer camp under way

Sixty student ambassadors from Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong, 60 secondary school students and 53 families are learning about IT applications at the IT Summer Camp 2002. The event, being held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, comprises an IT ambassador exchange camp, a secondary student IT camp and two parent-child IT camps.

20 Jul 2002 - 12:00am