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Hong Kong education news, including enrolment, schools and university study.
  1. Three in five teachers are not confident in teaching Chinese to ethnic minority students, a survey has found, sparking calls for schools to be given more support.The poll, commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), also showed that 93 per cent of primary school principals said they had difficulty in employing staff with relevant skills to teach Chinese as a second language.The survey results were released on Monday ahead of the government’s budget next month. In the policy…
  2. British education institutions are rushing to open campuses in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), betting that the 11 cities around the Pearl River’s delta in southern China will become the growth centre for international schools in their quest for talent and investments.Ten British schools are expected to open in the GBA by 2022, most of them located in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, bringing the total in the expanded metropolis – with a combined population of 70 million people – to 13, according to data…
  3. Although Baptist University Hong Kong is a fairly young higher education institution, which gained university status in 1994, it has proved its mettle by ranking 26th on the global QS Top 50 Under 50 2020 list, which rates universities under 50 years old. Its school of business is among the top 25 business schools in Asia-Pacific, as ranked by the Financial Times. It is dedicated to whole-person business education and its programmes enhance graduates’ skill sets and boost their employability…
  4. Hundreds of mainland and international exchange students will not be coming to Hong Kong after three more universities revealed on Friday that incoming exchange programmes had been cancelled amid the ongoing anti-government protests.Among the eight publicly funded universities in Hong Kong, the University of Science and Technology (HKUST) said last month that exchange students would not be joining in the coming semester.On Friday, Polytechnic, Baptist, and Education universities confirmed they…
  5. [Sponsored Article] The link between mental wellbeing and overall health has received increasing attention over the last decade. We often consider the impact on adults, but starting good physical habits as well as building resilience is essential from an early age. So why not include this as part of the core curriculum in schools?   One school's group has decided to make wellness a priority, and Stamford American School Hong Kong, part of Cognita’s family of 77 schools operating in 8 countries…
  6. If I was invited to make a list of the things I did not miss from my years in an international school here in Hong Kong, predicted grades would be at the very top of it. Why? Predicted grades are those that teachers estimate a student is likely to achieve in an external examination – such as IB or A-levels – the actual results of which arrive in the mail nearly a year later. These grades are used by many universities to determine the eligibility or competitiveness of the applicant for their…
  7. Most Hong Kong teachers and principals want students to be able to act independently, reconcile tensions and dilemmas and strengthen their values education under future curriculum reforms, according to a survey.The joint survey by Chinese University and the Hong Kong Association of the Heads of Secondary Schools also found that a majority of educators believed the existing curriculum was still highly oriented towards academic pursuits and could not benefit low achievers.The results were…
  8. [Sponsored Article] The very best schools put just as much, if not more emphasis on children’s wellbeing as on academic success and Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) is an elite school that abides by this philosophy.  According to a 2018 report by the World Health Organization (WHO), between 10 and 20 per cent of children and adolescents worldwide experience various forms of mental disorders, with half of these beginning by the age of 14. What’s worse, these conditions often remain undetected…
  9. The University of Hong Kong has started a procedure to decide whether one of its professors who co-founded the Occupy movement should be fired, an action described as “unjust” by an alumni group as the scholar is still seeking an appeal against his criminal convictions.HKU Alumni Concern Group said on Tuesday it had learnt that a “committee of inquiry into possible good cause” had been initiated by the university to look into Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s teaching position, and a fresh round of verbal…
  10. Hong Kong’s government watchdog has slammed the Education Bureau for a “liberal” interpretation of regulations that has allowed private schools to charge some parents millions of dollars in miscellaneous fees in exchange for priority in their children’s enrolment.In a direct investigation report released on Tuesday, the ombudsman revealed that one private school had asked parents for contributions to campus construction and renovations, offering them payment options including an annual capital…