Early childhood education: by the same token

Students arrive at York English Primary and Kindergarten. Photo: Edward Wong

Like many working-class parents, Yim Ka-yin welcomes publicly funded preschools. Her younger daughter, now in K1, gets HK$1,680 each month under the government's voucher scheme to subsidise kindergarten education.

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013, 9:49am

Headmistress in Hebei held as two girls die after eating poisoned yoghurt

Family members at the bedside of one of the girls who died in hospital after drinking yogurt containing rat poison. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The headmistress of a kindergarten in Pingshan county, Hebei, has been arrested over the fatal poisoning of two girls at another kindergarten.

3 May 2013 - 5:41pm

Kindergartens rapped over high miscellaneous fees

Education Secretary Eddie Ng sees room for improvement

Government auditors rapped some kindergartens for imposing high miscellaneous fees on pupils and failing to retain teachers even as they enjoyed large rental subsidies for their premises. The Director of Audit's latest report studied 740 kindergartens on the government's voucher scheme under which parents received fee subsidies. The scheme was set up to help less well-off families and also to provide schools with the means for professional development.

18 Apr 2013 - 4:55am