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18 09, 2020

Hong Kong officials to relax cap on local students at international schools, citing pandemic-related spate of expat departures

By | 2020-09-18T13:36:36+00:00 September 18th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong officials to relax cap on local students at international schools, citing pandemic-related spate of expat departures

Hong Kong education officials have agreed to temporarily relax rules requiring international schools to have at least 70 per cent non-local students, as operators struggle to meet the target with more expatriate families leaving the city amid the Covid...

18 09, 2020

Hong Kong school employing teacher suspected of hurling animals off building vows to investigate case

By | 2020-09-18T09:59:56+00:00 September 18th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong school employing teacher suspected of hurling animals off building vows to investigate case

A Hong Kong school that employs a teacher suspected of throwing 30 animals from a building has vowed to fairly investigate the matter after authorities decided against prosecuting him even though he handed himself over to police.Politicians have joined...

17 09, 2020

Hong Kong protests: Education Bureau, ex-city leader CY Leung publicly trade shots over handling of teacher misconduct cases

By | 2020-09-17T15:39:14+00:00 September 17th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong protests: Education Bureau, ex-city leader CY Leung publicly trade shots over handling of teacher misconduct cases

A war of words has erupted between an ex-city leader and Hong Kong’s Education Bureau over the handling of teachers convicted of misconduct during last year’s anti-government protests, with the former chief executive accusing its top official of evadin...

17 09, 2020

Hundreds of Hong Kong schools report student withdrawals, with pandemic and instability cited as possible reasons

By | 2020-09-17T10:38:14+00:00 September 17th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hundreds of Hong Kong schools report student withdrawals, with pandemic and instability cited as possible reasons

More than 95 per cent of some 230 Hong Kong schools polled have reported cases of students withdrawing over the past few months, with most furthering their studies in mainland China or overseas.Last year’s social unrest and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemi...

16 09, 2020

Hong Kong’s subsidised kindergartens have tuition fee increases approved as some feel financial squeeze of coronavirus

By | 2020-09-16T23:00:27+00:00 September 16th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong’s subsidised kindergartens have tuition fee increases approved as some feel financial squeeze of coronavirus

Some 280 subsidised kindergartens have had their applications to raise tuition fees approved by Hong Kong’s Education Bureau this academic year, with at least five increasing prices by more than 40 per cent, according to an analysis of official data.Of...

16 09, 2020

Hong Kong schools allow students to partially return as city sees drop in Covid-19 infections

By | 2020-09-16T10:07:19+00:00 September 16th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong schools allow students to partially return as city sees drop in Covid-19 infections

Some Hong Kong students were allowed to partially return to campus for limited face-to-face activities on Wednesday – the first time since the new school year began – following a drop in Covid-19 infections.Make-up classes or orientation can be arrange...

15 09, 2020

National security law and coronavirus put Hong Kong students of Chinese medicine ‘in fear of mainland China internships’

By | 2020-09-15T01:00:09+00:00 September 15th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on National security law and coronavirus put Hong Kong students of Chinese medicine ‘in fear of mainland China internships’

Several Chinese medicine students in Hong Kong plan to defer their studies over safety fears related to the coronavirus pandemic and national security law, after city universities decided to restart their compulsory internship programmes in mainland Ch...

14 09, 2020

Hong Kong secondary school defends decision to suspend student who displayed protest slogan in online class

By | 2020-09-14T13:24:59+00:00 September 14th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong secondary school defends decision to suspend student who displayed protest slogan in online class

A Hong Kong secondary school that suspended a student for displaying the political slogan “Free Hong Kong, Revolution Now” during online classes broke its silence on Monday, saying disciplinary action had been taken in accordance with Benjamin Franklin...

14 09, 2020

How can learning beyond the classroom nurture children to become more well-rounded?

By | 2020-09-14T01:00:18+00:00 September 14th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on How can learning beyond the classroom nurture children to become more well-rounded?

[Sponsored article] The Covid-19 pandemic has proved that learning does not need to be confined to classrooms and limited to textbooks. However, even before the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, Covid-19, schools – particularly the Korean Internat...

13 09, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong independence ‘not off-limits’ in classroom discussions, head of two elite schools says

By | 2020-09-13T23:30:21+00:00 September 13th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on National security law: Hong Kong independence ‘not off-limits’ in classroom discussions, head of two elite schools says

The head of two elite schools has said Hong Kong independence and other sensitive topics are not taboo on campus under the national security law, as long as discussions refer to different perspectives and do not advocate concepts such as separatism.Wah...