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Vocational Education

Thai boot camp tries to end enmity of vocational-school gangs

Sweat dripping from their foreheads as they complete a set of press-ups, students at a Thai army boot camp are momentary allies, but a spate of gang shootings suggests it is an uneasy peace.

Wednesday, 5 September, 2012, 2:56am

Whistle-blower's contract snub

The Institute of Vocational Education is not renewing the contract of a lecturer who accused it of pressuring teachers to raise students' exam pass rate by tampering with grades.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Student kisses goodbye to his vocational training

A 15-year-old vocational school student in Xuzhou, Jiangsu, was expelled for a kiss in class, Nanjing's Modern Express newspaper reported.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Helping hand for needy children

For children who have lost one or both parents to Aids, the Chi Heng Foundation is there to help, paying school fees, subsidising living costs, and best of all, offering hope for a better future.

Many Aids-affected children live in rural areas of the mainland, where the sale of blood in the 1990s spread the disease, sometimes ravaging whole villages.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

New information pack on NSS

The Education Bureau has published an information pack on the New Senior Secondary curriculum.

The seven-part book includes information on local and foreign universities and career-mapping.

The book will reach Secondary Six students this week. Secondary Four and Five students will have to wait for it until late November.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Students flock to find vocation

School leavers this year have been turning in their droves to vocational education. Not only does it offer great opportunities to get the right qualifications to land the perfect job, but many courses give students the chance to advance on to higher degree certificates, such as postgraduate diplomas, associate degrees and various honours degrees at local and overseas universities.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am


Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 What is one of the reasons that secondary-only direct-subsidy schools have become less appealing?

a. an increase in school fees

b. drastic drops in enrolment numbers

c. the scrapping of the HKCEE

22 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Colleges ditch courses, citing rule to protect students from cheats

Hundreds of adult learners have been blocked from pursuing their lifelong learning goal because of a recent change to the method of payment for courses under a government fund, colleges say.

19 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Union deal on school site rankles

A charity arm of the Beijing-linked Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions has been granted a prime school site by the government at a nominal rent, a move criticised as unfair after at least two other interested charities were excluded from the bidding.

6 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Colleges address imbalance

When the government announced plans in 2000 for up to 60 per cent of local school leavers to move on to tertiary education, no one doubted that the target was commendable and ambitious.

30 Jun 2009 - 12:00am