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31 07, 2021

Education Bureau severs ties with Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union, hours after Chinese state media call group a ‘malignant tumour’

By | 2021-07-31T07:33:47+00:00 July 31st, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Education Bureau severs ties with Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union, hours after Chinese state media call group a ‘malignant tumour’

Hong Kong’s Education Bureau is taking the unprecedented step of cutting all ties with the city’s largest teachers’ union and stripping it of its status as a professional group after two Communist Party mouthpieces branded the body a “malignant tumour”...

30 07, 2021

Hong Kong kindergarten principal told teachers to perform personal tasks for her during coronavirus shutdown, government probe finds

By | 2021-07-30T16:31:48+00:00 July 30th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong kindergarten principal told teachers to perform personal tasks for her during coronavirus shutdown, government probe finds

The principal of a Hong Kong kindergarten ordered teachers to carry out personal tasks for her when classes were suspended for the coronavirus pandemic and insulted one of them when they exposed her behaviour publicly, according to a government investi...

29 07, 2021

Hong Kong’s young entrepreneurs get boost with HK$500 million scheme to kick-start tech ecosystem

By | 2021-07-29T12:40:48+00:00 July 29th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong’s young entrepreneurs get boost with HK$500 million scheme to kick-start tech ecosystem

A cooling paint for buildings to increase the efficiency of air conditioners and an app which allows people to pay gym fees on a minute-by-minute-basis are among innovative projects approved under a HK$500 million (US$64.3 million) scheme to support en...

26 07, 2021

Hong Kong education: exodus of students could worsen, educators warn

By | 2021-07-26T13:52:57+00:00 July 26th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong education: exodus of students could worsen, educators warn

Hong Kong educators have warned of an increasing exodus of pupils as part of a wave of emigration following the introduction of the national security law, after the latest official data showed more than 15,000 students had quit school in a year.To cope...

26 07, 2021

At least 3 Hong Kong universities make national security education compulsory for students

By | 2021-07-26T12:05:35+00:00 July 26th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on At least 3 Hong Kong universities make national security education compulsory for students

Students from at least three publicly funded Hong Kong universities will have to learn about national security as a compulsory requirement from the coming academic year.Baptist University on Monday said all undergraduates including overseas students ad...

24 07, 2021

Boy, 11, scores highly in Hong Kong’s university entrance exam but eyes perfection next year

By | 2021-07-24T07:00:29+00:00 July 24th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Boy, 11, scores highly in Hong Kong’s university entrance exam but eyes perfection next year

Eleven-year-old Nathan Chang Lok-hang ranked among the top 15 per cent of students sitting maths in Hong Kong’s university entrance exams this year, despite being one of the youngest candidates in the qualification’s history.But the Primary Six pupil s...

24 07, 2021

Hong Kong cybercrime: ‘pretty girls and strange uncles’ target youngsters spending more time online during pandemic

By | 2021-07-24T02:30:13+00:00 July 24th, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong cybercrime: ‘pretty girls and strange uncles’ target youngsters spending more time online during pandemic

Henry Huang Qihao learned a lesson in Form One that he never forgot: beware of strangers you befriend online.A gamer he met over the internet tricked him into sharing his game account and password, then locked him out and demanded a HK$500 (US$64) rans...

23 07, 2021

Sample questions offer glimpse of how Hong Kong pupils will be tested in newly revamped liberal studies subject

By | 2021-07-23T09:50:03+00:00 July 23rd, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Sample questions offer glimpse of how Hong Kong pupils will be tested in newly revamped liberal studies subject

Hong Kong pupils have been offered a glimpse of how they will be tested in the revamped liberal studies subject, with a new sample question asking them to explain how they might ease concerns over the impact of the national security law on the city’s b...

21 07, 2021

Night shifts, racial hostility: Hong Kong student from ethnic minority community reveals extra DSE exams challenges

By | 2021-07-21T17:15:21+00:00 July 21st, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Night shifts, racial hostility: Hong Kong student from ethnic minority community reveals extra DSE exams challenges

Ajab Khan was working up to four hours a day after school delivering food to pay for his sister’s university fees, only quitting a month before the start of his Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exams.The 20-year-old student – one of 49,97...

21 07, 2021

Hong Kong student battles neurodegenerative disease to clear DSE exams hurdle

By | 2021-07-21T14:45:21+00:00 July 21st, 2021|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong student battles neurodegenerative disease to clear DSE exams hurdle

While most of the nearly 50,000 candidates of Hong Kong’s university entrance exams finish off their papers within just a few hours, Ching Chun-ho needs almost twice as long.The 20-year-old student from Hong Kong Red Cross John F Kennedy Centre – a spe...