Education

Childhood disabilities education campaign set

The Department of Health's Child Assessment Service will launch a campaign to raise awareness of childhood development disabilities.

Teachers blame parents for kids' moral decline

Beatrice Siu The Standard 16.09.2008
Teachers blame parents for kids' moral decline

Hong Kong students are finding it hard to tell right from wrong, and a teachers' group is laying the blame on parents.


HK students don't know right from wrong

A teacher's group says many Hong Kong students are unable to tell the difference between right and wrong.

Nations act to stem stocks slide

Benjamin Scent andagencies The Standard 12.09.2008
Nations act to stem stocks slide

Father faces jail after son misses school over $35


Medical schools suffer from severe brain drain

Patsy Moy The Standard 11.09.2008
Medical schools suffer from severe brain drain

Hong Kong's two medical schools are facing a severe shortage of experienced teaching staff as 120 senior members have left over the past three years.

Australian visa for higher education gets tougher for Indians

SYDNEY : Indian students enrolling in higher education, post graduate research and English language courses in Australia will now have to adhere to more stringent visa regulations.


First day back at school runs smartly

Beatrice Siu The Standard 02.09.2008
First day back at school runs smartly

Streaming into schools throughout the territory yesterday - the first day of the academic year - were 900,000 students, many in new outfits.

Students nervous about new school year

About one-third of students in Hong Kong feel nervous and worried about the new school year.


Global hunt on for 1,000 profs as brain drain hurts

Bonnie Chen The Standard 28.08.2008
Global hunt on for 1,000 profs as brain drain hurts

Universities in Hong Kong are vying with each other in a global tug-of-war for more than 1,000 teaching staff before the four-year academic structure begins in 2012.

87% of students 'good' at English

news.gov.hk 21.08.2008
87% of students 'good' at English

Eighty-seven per cent of students taking the International English Language Testing System have scored high enough to be declared 'competent' or 'good'.


Joy and dejection

The Standard 05.08.2008
Joy and dejection

The results are etched on their young faces. Yesterday was crunch day for 106,770 candidates who took the Secondary Five examination - with joy for some and despair for others.

Perfect tens set tone for the class of 2008

Gloria Lai The Standard 05.08.2008
Perfect tens set tone for the class of 2008

It took St Stephen's Girls College just over a century to allow its students to take 10 subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination.


Prodigy, 13, scores eight straight As

Gloria Lai The Standard 04.08.2008
Prodigy, 13, scores eight straight As

A 13-year-old boy has scored eight straight As in this year's school exams. Today's news of Kenneth Kan Man- fung's success in the HKCEE comes as 55,260 students fight it out for an estimated 32,000 Secondary Six places.

70% of HKCEE takers meet S6 requirement

Certificate of Education Examination results will be released tomorrow with 68.9% of candidates attempting six or more subjects gaining the Secondary 6 admission requirement, up 1.5% on last year.


HK team wins gold at physics olympiad

Five Hong Kong secondary students have won one gold and four bronze medals at the 39th International Physics Olympiad in Vietnam.

Music schemes invite applications

news.gov.hk 28.07.2008
Music schemes invite applications

The Instrumental Music Training Scheme and the School Instrumental Music Training Scheme are recruiting beginners for 2008-09. Young people aged six to 14 can apply.


US 'last lecture' academic dies

Randy Pausch, the university professor who created a "last lecture" celebrating life in the face of terminal cancer, has died aged 47. The lecture entitled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams became a best-selling book.

In math, girls and boys are equal

Seattle Times 25.07.2008
In math, girls and boys are equal

WASHINGTON — Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, "Math class is tough!" girls are proving that when it comes to math, they are just as tough as boys.


Textbook price hikes hit 10-year high

Secondary school textbook prices have grown by an average of 7.4%, the highest in a decade, with primary school textbooks up 6.6%.

The Education Bureau warns parents and students to carefully check the registration status of private schools offering non-formal curriculums, such as tutorial, commercial, language and computer courses.



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