Education in Singapore
Pupils at top schools continued to show excellence in English in the new Diploma of Secondary Education exam - but limited Chinese-language skills have cost some of them a place at university.Saturday, 21 July, 2012, 12:00am
Getting your child into the school of your choice often requires years of planning. Many parents make multiple applications, trying the aided sector and sought-after Direct Subsidy Scheme schools, and backing up by scouring international and other private schools.
International kindergartens27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Getting your child into the school you want often requires years of planning. It varies with school type but many parents make multiple applications, trying the aided sector and sought-after Direct Subsidy Scheme schools, and backing up by scouring international and other private schools.12 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Rights group says report 'unacademic'
A rights group has ridiculed an Education Bureau study of non-Chinese-speaking students' performance in mainstream primary schools as 'unacademic' and 'a waste of public money'.22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Having a predominantly Chinese-speaking society that places a high market value on proficiency in English presents a predicament to Hong Kong's education authorities. The environment makes it very difficult for native speakers to master English. And proposed solutions have always involved imperfect compromises.9 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
Falling enrolments threaten closures
Figures released by the Education Bureau this week show that primary schools continue to face threats of closure due to falling enrolments.
The 2008 'Choices of School List for Central Allocation' provided the number of remaining Primary One places ahead of the central allocation deadline next Sunday.19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Exam results decline continues
The pass rate of Hong Kong students sitting the A-level English exam has dropped to the lowest level in 12 years, figures revealed yesterday.
This year's pass rate was 4.3 percentage points below that of 1996 and 0.6 percentage points down from last year.29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Getting your child into a school of your choice requires planning, often years ahead. The process, however, varies depending on the type of school. Many parents will be making multiple applications, trying their luck in the aided sector and sought-after Direct Subsidy Scheme schools and backing up by scouring international and other private schools.16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Parents and legislators have criticised the education authority for not addressing the requirements of secondary students with special needs in its latest review of integrated education.
The Education and Manpower Bureau yesterday revealed several new measures to help special needs students integrate into mainstream schools.22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
A key objective of education reform is to provide a more flexible, coherent and diversified senior secondary curriculum that suits the varied needs, interests and abilities of students. The success or failure of the exercise critically depends on how universities select their students. It is therefore encouraging to see that the universities have responded favourably to the challenge.6 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Choosing a school is one thing, getting in is the challenge
Getting your child into a school of your choice requires extensive planning, often years ahead. The process, however, varies depending on the type of school.17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Low take-up of cash for disadvantaged blamed on fears of being 'labelled'
Schools are being urged to join a programme for smaller classes aimed at disadvantaged children after millions of dollars went unclaimed in its first year.11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
Seven years after the so-called mother-tongue education policy was adopted in 1998, it is interesting to note how far its critics have moved the goal posts.13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Most educationists have pointed to an improvement in key examination results at Chinese-medium schools over the past three years as vindication of the mother-tongue education policy. What is your view? Write to us11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
The results of the A-Level examination released on Thursday have sparked another round of bashing of the so-called mother-tongue education policy, under which most secondary schools have been compelled to use Chinese to teach Form One to Three classes since 1998.9 Jul 2005 - 12:00am