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2 12, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong education minister says schools should call police if they cannot handle students’ violations

By | 2020-12-02T00:00:26+00:00 December 2nd, 2020|Education|Comments Off on National security law: Hong Kong education minister says schools should call police if they cannot handle students’ violations

Hong Kong schools should call police if students violated the national security law in a manner that was beyond administrators’ control, the city’s education minister told the Post on Tuesday.Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung also said guide...

1 12, 2020

Current affairs not suitable for teaching in revamped liberal studies, Hong Kong education chief says

By | 2020-12-01T23:00:19+00:00 December 1st, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Current affairs not suitable for teaching in revamped liberal studies, Hong Kong education chief says

Ongoing current affairs should not be taught under a revamped liberal studies subject for secondary school students but events such as the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown could be kept, according to Hong Kong’s education minister.In an interview with t...

30 11, 2020

Hong Kong Student of the Year Awards: top prize goes to teen who is human rights advocate and also works with city’s disadvantaged children

By | 2020-11-30T01:00:20+00:00 November 30th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong Student of the Year Awards: top prize goes to teen who is human rights advocate and also works with city’s disadvantaged children

A 17-year-old who co-founded a community project designed to help Hong Kong’s disadvantaged children, and who advocates for freedom of speech and human rights is the city’s student of the year.Dylan Robinson, who attends German Swiss International Scho...

28 11, 2020

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends liberal studies reform, and says subject was not meant to be debate exercise on current affairs

By | 2020-11-28T06:09:55+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends liberal studies reform, and says subject was not meant to be debate exercise on current affairs

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Saturday dismissed suggestions that reforming the liberal studies subject at secondary schools was political, and said misguided critical thinking which advocated objecting to everything about the governmen...

28 11, 2020

Hong Kong exams body names Lingnan University economics professor as new head, after chief leaves following controversial DSE history question

By | 2020-11-28T04:16:12+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong exams body names Lingnan University economics professor as new head, after chief leaves following controversial DSE history question

Hong Kong’s exam authority has selected an economics professor from a local university as its new head, after the current chief decided not to renew his contract following a controversy over a history paper question on Sino-Japanese relations.Professor...

27 11, 2020

The Hong Kong secondary school course that vexes Beijing is headed for a makeover but will it spell the end of critical thinking among students?

By | 2020-11-27T23:30:10+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on The Hong Kong secondary school course that vexes Beijing is headed for a makeover but will it spell the end of critical thinking among students?

When Hong Kong’s government began to consider liberal studies teaching two decades ago, the lofty aim was to teach students how to critically evaluate information and distinguish fact from opinion.Similar programmes on social studies or civic education...

27 11, 2020

Two of Hong Kong’s top universities slip down Asia rankings for second year in a row, but researchers say protests were not the reason for dip

By | 2020-11-27T02:16:44+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Two of Hong Kong’s top universities slip down Asia rankings for second year in a row, but researchers say protests were not the reason for dip

Hong Kong’s two oldest universities have slipped down a league table for Asia institutions for the second year in a row, but researchers said there was little connection to last year’s civil unrest in the city.The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Chin...

27 11, 2020

Hong Kong schools to get national security law guidelines next month at the earliest, sources say

By | 2020-11-27T01:30:08+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong schools to get national security law guidelines next month at the earliest, sources say

Hong Kong schools are expected to receive detailed guidelines on the national security law that could include reminders about student activities on campus, and the role of teachers and parents, as early as next month, the Post has learned.Education off...

25 11, 2020

Hong Kong leader’s HK$500 million youth unemployment plan raises doubts, as some accuse Carrie Lam of ‘knowing nothing about city’s young people’

By | 2020-11-25T13:45:55+00:00 November 25th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong leader’s HK$500 million youth unemployment plan raises doubts, as some accuse Carrie Lam of ‘knowing nothing about city’s young people’

The Hong Kong government has pledged more than HK$500 million (US$64.5 million) to create thousands of jobs for young people in the technological and entrepreneurial sectors in the Greater Bay Area, as the city’s leader launched her latest bid to tackl...

24 11, 2020

Rewarding highfliers

By | 2020-11-24T08:49:08+00:00 November 24th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Rewarding highfliers

[Sponsored Article]  Full of vitality and creativity, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has advanced rapidly to be ranked #48 in the world in QS rankings.  We want our best students to get the recognition they deserve, which is why we’re revamping...