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15 10, 2021

Teachers at Hong Kong’s kindergartens, semi-private schools next in line for Basic Law test, education chief says

By | 2021-10-15T05:23:05+00:00 October 15th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Teachers at Hong Kong’s kindergartens, semi-private schools next in line for Basic Law test, education chief says

A new plan requiring more Hong Kong teachers to pass a test on the city’s mini-constitution to qualify for jobs will eventually be extended to kindergartens and semi-private schools as well, Hong Kong’s education minister revealed on Friday.Secretary f...

13 10, 2021

Authorities urged to cut class sizes, attract mainland Chinese pupils to ensure Hong Kong schools’ survival

By | 2021-10-13T13:39:37+00:00 October 13th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Authorities urged to cut class sizes, attract mainland Chinese pupils to ensure Hong Kong schools’ survival

Educators have called on authorities to cut class sizes and attract more cross-border pupils to ensure Hong Kong schools’ survival, after a new government paper projected a substantial, “structural” decline in the student population in the years to com...

11 10, 2021

Hong Kong schools must hold national flag ceremonies at least once a week under new Education Bureau rules

By | 2021-10-11T12:23:54+00:00 October 11th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong schools must hold national flag ceremonies at least once a week under new Education Bureau rules

Schools must stage ceremonies raising the national flag at least once a week from next year and ensure it is displayed every day during term time under new guidelines issued by the Hong Kong government.The Education Bureau circular released on Monday m...

7 10, 2021

Policy address: requirement for Hong Kong teachers to pass test on Basic Law to expand to subsidised schools

By | 2021-10-07T02:30:16+00:00 October 7th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Policy address: requirement for Hong Kong teachers to pass test on Basic Law to expand to subsidised schools

Hong Kong educators have called for further details about a new plan to require more teachers to pass a test on the city’s mini-constitution, including whether the proposal applies to native English speakers. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor...

6 10, 2021

6 takeaways from 2021 Hong Kong policy address: from a new metropolis to Carrie Lam conducting national security classes

By | 2021-10-06T09:10:38+00:00 October 6th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on 6 takeaways from 2021 Hong Kong policy address: from a new metropolis to Carrie Lam conducting national security classes

This article has been made freely available as a public service to our readers. Please consider supporting SCMP’s journalism by subscribing.Over the course of more than two hours, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Wednesday covered almost ...

5 10, 2021

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ‘not involved’ in deciding whether Tiananmen crackdown statue can remain on university campus

By | 2021-10-05T06:46:08+00:00 October 5th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ‘not involved’ in deciding whether Tiananmen crackdown statue can remain on university campus

Hong Kong’s leader has distanced herself from the controversy over whether a sculpture that pays tribute to victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown can remain at the city’s top university, saying she is not involved in such decision-making.Chief...

3 10, 2021

Hong Kong Metropolitan University latest to introduce compulsory national security course on ‘common core values’ of good citizens

By | 2021-10-03T23:00:36+00:00 October 3rd, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong Metropolitan University latest to introduce compulsory national security course on ‘common core values’ of good citizens

Hong Kong Metropolitan University – previously the Open University – is the latest higher education institution to introduce a compulsory course covering the national security law imposed by Beijing last year.From November, students will have to attend...

3 10, 2021

University of Hong Kong president Xiang Zhang already approved for second term

By | 2021-10-03T11:57:40+00:00 October 3rd, 2021|Education|Comments Off on University of Hong Kong president Xiang Zhang already approved for second term

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has revealed that president Xiang Zhang will stay on for another term stretching through 2028, announcing the extension nearly two years before his current appointment is set to end.In a letter to staff, students and a...

1 10, 2021

Hong Kong’s Lingnan University terminates 2 professors who previously criticised government

By | 2021-10-01T16:36:35+00:00 October 1st, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong’s Lingnan University terminates 2 professors who previously criticised government

A Lingnan University academic known for his social commentary and for joining a class boycott during the 2014 Occupy movement said on Friday that he had been terminated, with no reason given.The adjunct professor of cultural studies, Law Wing-sang, con...

1 10, 2021

Troubled Mount Kelly School to suspend operations at one Hong Kong campus

By | 2021-10-01T12:24:24+00:00 October 1st, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Troubled Mount Kelly School to suspend operations at one Hong Kong campus

A troubled British private school in Hong Kong has announced plans to suspend operations at one of its campuses from mid-October after failing to settle an eviction order issued by its landlord last month.In an email to parents on Thursday night, the l...