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23 05, 2019

The Hong Kong student who had to balance learning with keeping herself and her brothers alive is now a finalist in Student of the Year awards

By | 2019-05-23T06:44:16+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Education|Comments Off on The Hong Kong student who had to balance learning with keeping herself and her brothers alive is now a finalist in Student of the Year awards

Three years ago Daisy Ngan Yu-ching would not have dared to dream of finishing high school and going to university, she was too busy worrying about how to feed herself and two younger brothers.But rather than whining about life’s difficulties, the 19-y...

19 05, 2019

One-fifth of Hong Kong parents under too much strain at home, survey finds, leaving little time to ask children about their problems

By | 2019-05-19T10:23:05+00:00 May 19th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on One-fifth of Hong Kong parents under too much strain at home, survey finds, leaving little time to ask children about their problems

One in five parents feel they are struggling with home life, according to a survey published by an NGO on Sunday.Of the 509 parents of kindergarten, primary and secondary children polled by the Hong Kong Institute of Family Education, 22.4 per cent sai...

19 05, 2019

‘I want to protect other students’: Malaysian woman in University of Hong Kong sex harassment case on why she spoke up on Facebook

By | 2019-05-19T03:45:07+00:00 May 19th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on ‘I want to protect other students’: Malaysian woman in University of Hong Kong sex harassment case on why she spoke up on Facebook

The Malaysian woman who recently made claims of sexual harassment against her former dentistry tutor from the University of Hong Kong said she went public on social media to “protect other students, to make sure their safety is not jeopardised”.The wom...

16 05, 2019

Chinese University of Hong Kong refuses to lower entry requirements for student doctors, despite recruitment shortages

By | 2019-05-16T12:42:35+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Chinese University of Hong Kong refuses to lower entry requirements for student doctors, despite recruitment shortages

One of the major trainers of Hong Kong doctors has defended a decision not to lower the threshold for student admissions despite the city’s chronic shortage of physicians.Chinese University announced on Thursday that only high school graduates who scor...

16 05, 2019

Guilt and social pressure making young Hongkongers choose all work and no play

By | 2019-05-16T00:00:23+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Guilt and social pressure making young Hongkongers choose all work and no play

About 40 per cent of Hong Kong’s young people feel guilty or fearful when taking breaks from studying or work, a survey released on Wednesday found.The youth NGO Breakthrough polled 1,221 people between the ages of 10 and 29 from October to December la...

12 05, 2019

Sign celebrating 20th anniversary of US bombing of China’s Serbian embassy condemned at Hong Kong University

By | 2019-05-12T03:24:44+00:00 May 12th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Sign celebrating 20th anniversary of US bombing of China’s Serbian embassy condemned at Hong Kong University

A sign celebrating the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Serbia has prompted strong condemnation from the vice chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, who said the message promoted violence.Professor Xiang Zhang, who is also ...

11 05, 2019

Sikh Hongkonger wants to change attitudes towards ethnic minorities, while also being first doctor in city to wear a turban

By | 2019-05-11T04:00:25+00:00 May 11th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Sikh Hongkonger wants to change attitudes towards ethnic minorities, while also being first doctor in city to wear a turban

Sukhdeep Singh, 23, is used to getting stares. “It’s because I’m so handsome,” he says, chuckling. At nearly 1.9 metres, Singh naturally stands out from most Hongkongers, but he believes his height is not the only reason he is considered different.“Som...

8 05, 2019

University of Hong Kong investigating sex harassment claims after postgraduate speaks out against tutor on Facebook

By | 2019-05-08T01:01:00+00:00 May 8th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on University of Hong Kong investigating sex harassment claims after postgraduate speaks out against tutor on Facebook

Hong Kong’s oldest university is investigating allegations of sexual harassment after a postgraduate from its dental faculty spoke out against her tutor on social media.On Sunday, a user named L from Malaysia posted a long article on Facebook about how...

7 05, 2019

More than half of Hong Kong’s direct subsidy scheme schools apply to raise tuition fees for the next academic year, citing inflation and rising costs

By | 2019-05-07T23:00:24+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on More than half of Hong Kong’s direct subsidy scheme schools apply to raise tuition fees for the next academic year, citing inflation and rising costs

More than half of government-funded schools in Hong Kong have applied to raise tuition fees for the next school year, charging parents as much as 19 per cent more annually.Figures released by the Education Bureau on Tuesday showed that, as of May 3, it...

6 05, 2019

ESF teacher in Hong Kong threatens to jump from roof of West Island School campus after ‘being told she could lose her job’

By | 2019-05-06T13:01:16+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on ESF teacher in Hong Kong threatens to jump from roof of West Island School campus after ‘being told she could lose her job’

A teacher at an international school threatened to jump from a rooftop in Pok Fu Lam on Monday, after she was allegedly informed she could be terminated.The 36-year-old teacher who taught Chinese at West Island School, run by the English Schools Founda...