Education in South Korea
South Korean officials yesterday launched an investigation into cram schools after a cheating scandal that led to the nationwide cancellation of US university entrance exams this month. The education office in the capital Seoul started the special probe into a number of private academies suspected of illegally obtaining questions for the SAT and leaking them to pupils, a spokesman said.Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 2:44am
Military training was suspended, flights rescheduled and emergency calls reserved for latecomers yesterday as hundreds of thousands of South Korean students sat a crucial college entrance examination.9 Nov 2012 - 3:20am
South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday charged 47 parents with forging documents to enrol their children in foreign-run schools to give them an edge in the country’s hyper-competitive education system.6 Nov 2012 - 5:43pm
A parents' concern group seeking to delay the introduction of national-education lessons in schools is urging supporters to write to their children's schools to voice their opposition.
It also hopes they will write to the schools they attended as children.27 Aug 2012 - 9:12pm
Hong Kong is completing its academic structure reform with the launch of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination in March and a four-year university degree to commence in September.25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Popular Korean television dramas and K-pop music are motivating people in Hong Kong to discover more about Korean culture through learning the language. As Korean is not taught in local schools, increasing numbers of young people, in particular, are enrolling in Korean language classes offered by private language schools around the city.10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
It's the start of a new school year and as the excited, the scared and the indifferent all climb back on the school bus, I wonder if this is the year our city will fix our education.7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Mixed schools don't mean low grades
Some parents prefer to send their children to single-sex schools. They believe these schools prevent children being distracted by the opposite sex, so they'll do better in exams.
But just because students don't study at a co-educational school, it doesn't mean they won't date.12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
Exactly 10 years ago today, this newspaper carried a story by a young reporter called Shirley Kwok. She looked forward a decade and imagined a Hong Kong where education had gone through big reforms and primary-school pupils 'all speak fluently with their teachers in both English and Putonghua'.30 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
Ophelia Chan, 17, St Clare's Girls' School
Small-class teaching cannot guarantee increased student achievements and less disciplinary problems. Students need effective teachers - simply reducing the class size won't have a great impact on children's development.6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Educators need bureau's support to tackle faults
Educators yesterday called on the Education and Manpower Bureau to offer more support to teachers after the release of a damning report card for local schools.21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Parents should play the supporting role2 Sep 2006 - 12:00am
IT IS THE FIRST DAY at school. The bell signalling the start of class rings and she begs for one more hug. Tears stream down her face as the door closes. She has never felt so lonely. And that is just the mother.6 May 2006 - 12:00am
Students wanting to further their education in the United States have two options: they can do so after completing Form Five or wait until they have completed Form Six or Seven. They should initiate the process about a year before their planned departure. If they act fast, they might be able to gain admission for the spring semester the following year.30 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
In education, getting the basics right has to be the first priority. That is why it comes as welcome news that the government plans to send extra teachers to our primary schools, with the aim of freeing up the time of teachers in the subjects of English, Chinese and maths.
Most importantly, this will allow them to spend more time teaching what they know best.15 Sep 2004 - 12:00am