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2 03, 2021

Hong Kong teachers divided over controversial changes to liberal studies as school heads call for delay to revamp

By | 2021-03-02T14:59:07+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong teachers divided over controversial changes to liberal studies as school heads call for delay to revamp

Some Hong Kong school heads want education officials to defer the revamp of the liberal studies syllabus for senior secondary students this September, with frontline teachers still divided over the controversial subject’s proposed overhaul.The appeals ...

2 03, 2021

Hong Kong’s public universities record the highest number of dropouts since 2004

By | 2021-03-02T12:38:23+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong’s public universities record the highest number of dropouts since 2004

Hong Kong’s eight publicly-funded universities last year recorded the highest number of dropouts since at least 2004, with more than 2,100 students quitting school amid the double whammy of social unrest and the Covid-19 pandemic.New figures released b...

28 02, 2021

About 70 per cent of Hong Kong teachers polled support proposed revamp of liberal studies

By | 2021-02-28T12:45:35+00:00 February 28th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on About 70 per cent of Hong Kong teachers polled support proposed revamp of liberal studies

As much as 70 per cent of educators polled by a pro-establishment teachers’ union said they supported a proposed revamp of Hong Kong’s controversial liberal studies subject, as a month-long consultation on reforming the syllabus ends on Tuesday.In a po...

27 02, 2021

What does Chinese University’s move to cut ties with student union mean for civil rights movement in Hong Kong?

By | 2021-02-27T06:30:12+00:00 February 27th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on What does Chinese University’s move to cut ties with student union mean for civil rights movement in Hong Kong?

For decades, university students have been the backbone of Hong Kong’s civil rights movement.But some of their increasingly aggressive rhetoric, and involvement in the sometimes violent and disruptive anti-government protests in 2019, has left the auth...

27 02, 2021

China fails to meet research spending goal but aims to double efforts in applied research, science minister says

By | 2021-02-27T04:00:25+00:00 February 27th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on China fails to meet research spending goal but aims to double efforts in applied research, science minister says

China will double efforts in developing applied research in the next five years even though the country failed to meet its research spending target for its last five-year plan, according to its science minister.Minister of Science and Technology Wang Z...

27 02, 2021

Hong Kong national security law: Chinese University’s student union withdraws election statements, after management severed ties citing possible legal breaches

By | 2021-02-27T02:12:40+00:00 February 27th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong national security law: Chinese University’s student union withdraws election statements, after management severed ties citing possible legal breaches

The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s student union has withdrawn its controversial election manifesto and other campaign statements, two days after school management cut ties with the body citing possible national security law breaches.“Our cabinet ha...

26 02, 2021

Why focus on social-emotional development helps international school’s students ‘reach full potential’

By | 2021-02-26T01:00:16+00:00 February 26th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Why focus on social-emotional development helps international school’s students ‘reach full potential’

[Sponsored article] A survey of 402 Hong Kong teachers, carried out by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, showed that emotional issues are an increasingly common concern among students. The 2017 study also revealed that an overwhelming major...

25 02, 2021

Hong Kong national security law: Chinese University cuts ties with student union, accuses body of ‘exploiting’ campus, bringing school into ‘disrepute’

By | 2021-02-25T15:16:59+00:00 February 25th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong national security law: Chinese University cuts ties with student union, accuses body of ‘exploiting’ campus, bringing school into ‘disrepute’

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) revealed on Thursday it would cut ties with its student union and impose a raft of tough measures on the body, accusing committee members of “exploiting” the campus for their political agenda.The university al...

22 02, 2021

Hong Kong national security law: officials defend education guidelines against ‘malicious’ accusations of ‘brainwashing’

By | 2021-02-22T14:03:31+00:00 February 22nd, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong national security law: officials defend education guidelines against ‘malicious’ accusations of ‘brainwashing’

Education chiefs hit back on Monday at the “malicious labelling” of national security education in Hong Kong as “brainwashing or spoon-feeding young children”, adding it was imperative to strengthen students’ critical thinking to guard against fake new...

22 02, 2021

Hong Kong schools welcome back pupils as Covid-19 rules eased to allow a third of student population on site

By | 2021-02-22T01:49:52+00:00 February 22nd, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong schools welcome back pupils as Covid-19 rules eased to allow a third of student population on site

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong pupils on Monday returned to campus for the first time in months under an easing of Covid-19 restrictions allowing all schools to bring back at least a third of students for in-person classes.The return of face-to-fac...