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16 07, 2019

Hong Kong parents of special needs pupils slam Education Bureau for lack of space, long bus rides and poor planning

By | 2019-07-16T01:00:20+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong parents of special needs pupils slam Education Bureau for lack of space, long bus rides and poor planning

At least 20 special needs children will be stuck with long daily trips to new schools in September because their district has no space for them, according to parents who blamed the situation on Hong Kong’s poor planning.The parents of 23 pupils living ...

11 07, 2019

Making the big leap from school to university – what could possibly go wrong?

By | 2019-07-11T06:59:14+00:00 July 11th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Making the big leap from school to university – what could possibly go wrong?

Many parents who attended university recall an application process that, in retrospect, seemed to take care of itself. Surely this will be the same for their children? Alas, it was a simpler world then, with fewer choices and competing applicants per p...

11 07, 2019

Chinese language barrier for Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students in Diploma of Secondary Education

By | 2019-07-11T00:00:12+00:00 July 11th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Chinese language barrier for Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students in Diploma of Secondary Education

Eighteen-year-old Bisma Naz saw her hard work pay off on Wednesday when the results of her university entrance exams exceeded her expectations.The Pakistani-born and locally raised teenager was surprised to rack up 24 points in this year’s Hong Kong Di...

10 07, 2019

Young people not a problem and most have protested in peaceful and reasonable manner, says Hong Kong education minister

By | 2019-07-10T04:15:17+00:00 July 10th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Young people not a problem and most have protested in peaceful and reasonable manner, says Hong Kong education minister

Hong Kong’s education minister says the city’s young people are not a problem and that most of them peacefully expressed their concern about society in recent protests.Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung on Wednesday also pledged to help the g...

10 07, 2019

Top performers with massive haul of 5**s in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education hail from nine elite schools

By | 2019-07-10T00:37:52+00:00 July 10th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Top performers with massive haul of 5**s in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education hail from nine elite schools

Twelve of the highest performers in Hong Kong’s main university entrance exams have been revealed to come from nine traditional elite schools, with La Salle College, which provided three of the top scorers, being the biggest winner. The 12 students, w...

8 07, 2019

Hong Kong engineer who could not make it to university after public exam shares his success story with students waiting for DSE results

By | 2019-07-08T14:39:28+00:00 July 8th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong engineer who could not make it to university after public exam shares his success story with students waiting for DSE results

Kyle Yip Wang-kui found his route to university barred 17 years ago when he failed to get good marks on a public exam, but that was not the end of the road for him.“University is not the only way out. Only through trying various routes, can you find th...

8 07, 2019

Education Bureau should review complaints made by teachers and give school managers more training, according to government panel

By | 2019-07-08T13:57:48+00:00 July 8th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Education Bureau should review complaints made by teachers and give school managers more training, according to government panel

The Education Bureau should review complaints from teachers as well as those made by parents, students or the public, a government task force has said.Among 27 recommendations aiming to improve school governance following several high profile cases of ...

6 07, 2019

Stand strong and brace for long battle over extradition bill, mourners told at vigil for two protesters at Hong Kong Education University

By | 2019-07-06T12:47:32+00:00 July 6th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Stand strong and brace for long battle over extradition bill, mourners told at vigil for two protesters at Hong Kong Education University

Hongkongers must “stand strong in solidarity with each other” and brace for a long, drawn-out battle to oppose the extradition bill – that was the message from a group of Education University students and alumni who gathered to mourn two protesters on ...

6 07, 2019

How DC Comics superhero Flash inspired pupils at Marymount Secondary School for computer project to save Hong Kong from next super typhoon

By | 2019-07-06T10:18:07+00:00 July 6th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on How DC Comics superhero Flash inspired pupils at Marymount Secondary School for computer project to save Hong Kong from next super typhoon

What would you do if a super typhoon like Mangkhut struck Hong Kong again?That was the question posed to pupils at Marymount Secondary School to get them to come up with creative ideas to solve societal issues for a year-end, graded assignment.The proj...

5 07, 2019

Hong Kong and Italy sign agreement to allow young people spend time in each other’s countries as part of working holiday scheme

By | 2019-07-05T13:10:55+00:00 July 5th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong and Italy sign agreement to allow young people spend time in each other’s countries as part of working holiday scheme

Young people from Hong Kong and Italy will have a new option for their working holiday after both governments signed an agreement on Friday.The bilateral working holiday scheme agreement with Italy would allow young people aged between 18 and 30 to app...