With its usual vigour, the Audit Commission has unearthed a string of bureaucratic blunders in another set of value-for-money studies. This time round, the most costly mistake was about, of all things, the definition of a street.Thursday, 22 November, 2001, 12:00am
A campaign encouraging secondary school students to write letters to raise their social awareness has received a promising response.
Organisers say it could serve as a model project for schools across the territory.10 Feb 2000 - 12:00am
Projects which can attract money from the business sector will be given priority by a fund set up to improve education.
The Quality Education Fund, which had accumulated $6 billion by the end of August, announced its third call for applications yesterday.5 Oct 1999 - 12:00am
The Quality Education Fund (QEF) Secretariat will conduct a seminar for parents on Saturday to introduce the Outstanding School Awards Scheme and discuss the importance of school practices in facilitating students' all-round development.13 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
Your editorial of January 14 headlined, 'On merit', said that applicants to the Quality Education Fund (QEF) were not told why their applications were rejected and that the people allocating the funds did not know the needs of individual schools.30 Jan 1999 - 12:00am
Teachers usually fall into two categories. Some see their work as a vocation. Others see it as simply a job.14 Jan 1999 - 12:00am
Cash awards for outstanding teachers should be tripled, most members of a working group agreed yesterday.
The teachers should also be given a maximum one-year holiday as a bonus under proposals being studied by the group under the Quality Education Fund.13 Jan 1999 - 12:00am
In recent years, several educational initiatives, such as school-based management, have been implemented. The cumulative effect they have had has baffled educators.
There is a lack of a unified vision. Many programmes for change are becoming cases of reforming for reform's sake only. It is high time we redefined our vision.17 Dec 1998 - 12:00am
MONDAY: In the morning, I read the minutes of the subject panels' meetings and finalised applications for the Quality Education Fund.
In the afternoon, I chaired a crisis management committee meeting.
TUESDAY: Had meeting with teachers to discuss ways to improve teaching and learning.16 Dec 1998 - 12:00am
Disgruntled educationalists are a common breed in Hong Kong and Kwok Wai-cheung is no exception. But it is not the usual job-related grievances that are getting him down this year. He is distraught, he says, because of the problems plaguing the $5 billion Quality Education Fund (QEF): For reasons unknown to him, his school was refused monetary assistance.11 Dec 1998 - 12:00am