Officials 'inflexible' over adult classes

Lawmakers this week criticised the government's 'inflexibility' in refusing to make evening school classes free for adult learners despite appeals from across the political divide.

Saturday, 19 April, 2008, 12:00am

HK$8,500 per class in grants for IT equipment

The government plans to give a one-off cash injection of HK$200 million for schools to upgrade information technology in their classrooms.

The proposal was yesterday welcomed by educators, but they urged the government to allow the schools flexibility in how they spent the money.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Power in the hands of parents

Rumours are abuzz that the government is considering the extension of compulsory, free schooling to cover kindergartens. Officials have reportedly approached the pre-primary sector to seek views on how the government might channel more resources to it.

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Two schools to appeal against closure order

Two of the 20 primary schools ordered to cease Primary One classes after this year have decided to appeal against the government decision.

The Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) told the schools on Monday to stop the classes as they had failed to enrol the minimum 23 pupils for the coming school year.

3 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

6,000 join protest over class closures

More than 6,000 parents, teachers and pupils from about 20 primary schools joined a 'yellow ribbon' protest yesterday against the government's decision to shut under-enrolled Primary 1 classes - and eventually to close their schools.

The participants wore yellow ribbons or stickers in schools to express their opposition to the impending closures.

27 Mar 2004 - 12:00am