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Hong Kong Education

ESF subsidy withdrawal shames SAR

With reference to Alex Lo's column ("A lesson in Machiavellian ruthlessness", June 8) it is refreshing to hear his support for middle-class English-speaking and taxpaying parents who will no longer receive any government support for English education.

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 1:53am 26 comments

Education funding policy flies in the face of fairness

The transformation of a uniquely Hong Kong institution into an elitist English-language educator is gathering pace. The English Schools Foundation has just revealed its latest move to make up for the progressive loss of its government subsidy from 2016. It had already introduced HK$500,000 non-refundable debentures to enable parents to reserve up to 150 places in each year's intake.

12 Jun 2013 - 1:20am 3 comments

Hong Kong's education achievements threatened by rising youth poverty

University students have just about finished their exams. Those few weeks of sleepless nights, caffeine overdoses, fast food and unwashed clothes worn again are over and the long wait for the results is beginning.

24 May 2013 - 5:21am 9 comments

With our support, the young can learn to meet their challenges

There have been many discussions lately about the plight of Hong Kong's youth and the issues they face.

11 May 2013 - 2:36am

Letters to the Editor, April 23, 2013

Every day I look out of my window at Kai Tak and think about the great potential the area has and how it can dramatically improve the lives of people across Hong Kong. It is a large, flat and square area that should become an oasis within busy Hong Kong. It has all the potential to become a landmark like New York's Central Park or London's Canary Wharf (should be even better). If done right, it will become a point of pride for the people of Hong Kong.

23 Apr 2013 - 3:51am 6 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 11, 2012

Accidents in mainland factories which result in serious injuries such as loss of limbs are all too common. Often, this happens because workers are made to operate outdated machinery.

11 Dec 2012 - 1:50am

Hong Kong should focus on sex education as a matter of good health

The public is up in arms about mainland mothers giving birth here, but is largely oblivious to a flood of young Hong Kong women and girls travelling across the border for the termination of unwanted pregnancies in substandard conditions.

11 Dec 2012 - 1:50am

Letters to the Editor, December 8, 2012

Recently, people have been having very heated discussions about the unauthorised building works at Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's houses.

8 Dec 2012 - 2:37am 1 comment

Hong Kong should press ahead in promoting e-books in schools

Soaring textbook prices are a headache for Hong Kong parents. The situation is further complicated by sales tactics in which publishers tie the teaching aides and study guides with textbooks to inflate the prices. After years of futile negotiations with the industry to unbundle the materials, the government has decided to finance e-publishing with a view to nurturing a rival market.

6 Dec 2012 - 3:27am 2 comments

Time to review unfair school admission system

Hong Kong education is characterised by keen competition. From enrolment to examination, pupils have to outperform their peers to get the best school places. In theory, there is nothing wrong with this as long as the contest is fair and open. But the system is compromised by special rights and privileges. The recent primary one admission results are a case in point.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am 3 comments