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Hong Kong education news, including enrolment, schools and university study.
  1. “Work from home”: three small words that strike fear into the hearts of parents with school-age children around the world. Hong Kong has the dubious honour of being a world leader in this field. After weathering closures during Sars in 2003 and last year’s protests, Covid-19 has meant the city’s pupils staying at home since February, with no confirmed end in sight. The HKDSE has been postponed and some international examination bodies are even cancelling their assessments as the situation…
  2. The process of applying to international schools in Hong Kong can push even the calmest of parents over the edge. It’s a notoriously competitive scene that repeats itself year after year. At Top Schools, we have been working with families for more than eight years to provide support and guidance each step of the way and place children in schools where they’re able to thrive.Typically, we advise parents to get in touch at least one full year before they need a school place. Assessments and…
  3. A Hong Kong University of Science and Technology student was arrested on Monday in connection with an incident at the university last year during which at least four other students were injured.On November 6, hundreds of students met HKUST president Wei Shyy to discuss Chow Tsz-lok, a second-year computer science undergraduate who fell from a car park near an area of confrontation between anti-government protesters and police two days before.Chow was in critical condition in hospital at the…
  4. A prestigious international school in Hong Kong has decided to scrap a summer-term programme that allowed students to role-play human rights activists after parents expressed concerns.Harrow International School Hong Kong, located in Tuen Mun, issued a notice to parents in early March promoting a series of activities for prep school students that included one called “Amnesty International” that “will give pupils the chance to become human rights activists”.“Weekly activities will include…
  5. [Sponsored Article] Amid the frustrating school suspension over the coronavirus outbreak, Yew Chung International School (YCIS) is keen to maintain the momentum of its mission in teaching. It was among the first schools in Hong Kong to launch an innovative Virtual Learning Programme which has won adulation from parents and educators worldwide. Schools from various parts of the world, such as St. Cuthbert’s College in New Zealand, reached out to YCIS for tips and sat in YCIS’s e-learning…
  6. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Chinese University medical schools will hold written exams for hundreds of students this week after receiving special exemptions to a ban on gatherings of more than four people that took effect on Sunday, with the government saying their ­graduation is critical for the city’s health care system.Some students scheduled to sit the exams, however, are concerned about the potential health risks and suggested they be postponed in light of the government’s recent…
  7. Some Hong Kong pupils already plan to resit their university entrance exams – even though they will not take them for the first time until April 24.With the papers delayed for a month by the coronavirus epidemic sweeping the city, pupils want to give themselves the best chance of getting into the university of their choice, as educators said many across Hong Kong felt anxious and under pressure.About 2,000 students who are expected to take the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exams this…
  8. Switzerland says it will withdraw from a prestigious international school in Hong Kong that it helps fund after its attempts to have more say in running the campuses were voted down last week.Government officials also threatened the German Swiss International School with legal action if it did not remove the terms “Swiss” and “Schweizerische” from its name.But the school told the Post on Thursday it would not agree to the request and would take tough action to defend its brand.Dispute at…
  9. Britain’s Pearson Edexcel, whose curriculum is studied in more than 80 countries, on Wednesday became the latest international testing body to cancel its International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams amid the growing coronavirus pandemic.The move comes a day after rival exam board Cambridge Assessment International Education announced the cancellation of its own IGCSE exams scheduled for May and June, which are taken by pupils at more than 4,800 schools in more than 150…
  10. [Sponsored article] With degrees in commerce and marketing from the University of Alberta in Canada, Garry Deng never imagined that a career in the booming industry of technology was an option for him. Yet, the 27-year-old Canadian is now a successful IT consultant with the global consultancy firm, FDM Group – all thanks to Hong Kong Baptist University’s master of science in business management (MScBM) programme. “My current job is not one that I would’ve considered at all a few years ago as…