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16 05, 2021

The Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong UK Boarding School iFestival is back

By | 2021-05-16T16:00:08+00:00 May 16th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on The Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong UK Boarding School iFestival is back

[Sponsored Article] Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong and BE Education will be hosting the 2nd Annual UK Boarding School iFestival on Saturday, May 29th, 2021 at 2:30pm HKT. The UK Boarding School iFestival hosted by Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong and...

13 05, 2021

Coronavirus: most Hong Kong kindergartens plan tuition fees freeze next year despite financial strain of pandemic

By | 2021-05-13T13:47:53+00:00 May 13th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Coronavirus: most Hong Kong kindergartens plan tuition fees freeze next year despite financial strain of pandemic

Three-quarters of Hong Kong’s more than 1,000 kindergartens plan to freeze tuition fees next year despite the Covid-19 crisis driving up pupil withdrawals, while about 250 have applied to the government to raise the charges.“Under the current environme...

13 05, 2021

Unvaccinated students who refuse Covid-19 tests will not get dormitory rooms at Chinese University of Hong Kong

By | 2021-05-13T12:08:51+00:00 May 13th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Unvaccinated students who refuse Covid-19 tests will not get dormitory rooms at Chinese University of Hong Kong

A Hong Kong university has said it will refuse to provide accommodation to unvaccinated students who do not undergo regular Covid-19 screening.Chinese University said on Thursday that dormitory residents who had not been inoculated must undergo coronav...

13 05, 2021

Coronavirus: Hong Kong school principals accuse officials of double standards over return of in-person classes

By | 2021-05-13T12:01:07+00:00 May 13th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Hong Kong school principals accuse officials of double standards over return of in-person classes

Hong Kong’s international schools can apply for permission to resume full-time, on-campus learning this month, drawing complaints from their local counterparts which will only be allowed to operate on a half-day basis.The Education Bureau announced on ...

12 05, 2021

Britain’s rule of Hong Kong was ‘occupation’, say draft teaching materials for revamped liberal studies

By | 2021-05-12T16:16:31+00:00 May 12th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Britain’s rule of Hong Kong was ‘occupation’, say draft teaching materials for revamped liberal studies

Britain’s rule of Hong Kong was an “occupation which violated international conventions” according to draft teaching materials for revamped liberal studies courses that a major publisher has sent to teachers throughout the city.The learning materials a...

12 05, 2021

More than a third of Hong Kong’s semi-private schools plan to increase tuitions next year

By | 2021-05-12T12:31:44+00:00 May 12th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on More than a third of Hong Kong’s semi-private schools plan to increase tuitions next year

More than a third of Hong Kong’s semi-private schools are planning to raise their tuition fees next year, with one proposing an increase of 15 per cent for its International Baccalaureate track.However, most of the 80 direct subsidy scheme schools will...

11 05, 2021

Coronavirus: Hong Kong children have packed on the pounds during pandemic, survey finds

By | 2021-05-11T12:20:33+00:00 May 11th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Hong Kong children have packed on the pounds during pandemic, survey finds

Most young children have put on weight while stuck at home during the Covid-19 pandemic in Hong Kong, with the twin devils of eating more and exercising less possibly to blame, a survey has found.Schools abandoned in-person classes for much of last yea...

9 05, 2021

Four in 10 Hong Kong teachers want to leave the profession, most of them blame political pressure, survey finds

By | 2021-05-09T07:50:23+00:00 May 9th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Four in 10 Hong Kong teachers want to leave the profession, most of them blame political pressure, survey finds

Four in 10 Hong Kong teachers have decided or are inclined to leave the profession, with most citing increasing political pressure for wanting to quit, according to a survey by one of the city’s biggest trade unions.Ten per cent of the 1,178 educators ...

9 05, 2021

Is Hong Kong facing an education crisis? Curriculum changes, ‘red lines’ and families rushing to leave

By | 2021-05-09T02:15:11+00:00 May 9th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Is Hong Kong facing an education crisis? Curriculum changes, ‘red lines’ and families rushing to leave

Eddie Lo* is preparing for an imminent move to Britain with his wife, a primary-school teacher, and their two young children. They want their son settled in a British state primary school in time to sit the competitive 11-plus entrance examination next...

7 05, 2021

Hong Kong education authorities investigating administrators of school where teacher was stripped of registration for ‘bias’

By | 2021-05-07T13:50:24+00:00 May 7th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong education authorities investigating administrators of school where teacher was stripped of registration for ‘bias’

Hong Kong education authorities are investigating the administrators of a government-run secondary school after one of its teachers was disqualified for life over accusations of using “biased” materials and “defaming the nation” in class.Education mini...