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Education minister comes under fire for $2.6m bill for trips

Education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim came under attack from lawmakers yesterday for spending more than HK$ 2.6 million on 13 working trips outside the city in the past 18 months. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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HK, NZ sign education pact

The Education Bureau and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority today signed a cooperation arrangement on the development of qualifications frameworks at a meeting in Wellington.   Attending the signing ceremony, Secretary for Education Eddie Ng said the arrangement fosters experience exchange in developing and implementing qualifications frameworks between the two places.   Building on an […]

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More education opportunities planned

The Government is committed to providing quality, flexible and diversified study pathways with multiple entry and exit points for secondary school leavers, Secretary for Education Eddie Ng says.   Speaking at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s 24th Education & Careers Expo today, Mr Ng said a city’s prosperity depends on its people’s talent, skills […]

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Education council nominations open

Nominations are open for the Council on Professional Conduct in Education until February 14, the Education Bureau says.   Schools can nominate one serving regular registered teacher to stand for election, and teachers may run independently with the support of 60 serving teachers in the same type of school.   Education organisations which have joined […]

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Education Bureau rapped over Cantonese ‘not an official language’ gaffe

An article on the Education Bureau’s website claiming “Cantonese is not an official language” has been removed after criticism. The article aimed to promote the importance of bilingualism and trilingualism as the city “develops alongside the rapidly growing China” and “the daily usage of Mandarin [in Hong Kong] becomes common”. Full News here – Hong Kong […]

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Education Bureau provokes anger with article stating ‘Cantonese is not an official language’

A controversial article published on the Education Bureau’s website claiming that “Cantonese is not an official language” was taken down after heated criticism from Hongkongers online. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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IT learning a priority: Education chief

Secretary for Education Eddie Ng says young people should develop self-learning abilities through IT to cope with the challenges of the 21st century.   Speaking at the Education World Forum in London today, Mr Ng outlined Hong Kong’s progress in IT education, and updated global education ministers on the city’s plans for the future.   […]

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Eddie Ng starts education forum

Secretary for Education Eddie Ng attended the first session of the Education World Forum in London yesterday, together with more than 90 officials from around the world.   Mr Ng attended the forum’s formal opening and keynote debates, and a meeting with education ministers from Australia, Pakistan, Brunei and Laos to exchange views on student […]

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Education chief to visit London

Secretary for Education Eddie Ng will pay a duty visit to London from tomorrow to January 22, where he will attend and speak at the Education World Forum.   Mr Ng will introduce Hong Kong’s achievements, latest developments and priorities in education, including new education and youth initiatives announced in the 2014 Policy Address.   […]

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Teachers give Education Minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim a failing grade

Teachers are giving failing grades to the education minister and the Education Bureau’s top civil servant, a survey published yesterday reveals. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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British education group with new school in Lam Tin eyes US listing

The mother company of Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong is considering an initial public offering in New York, a source familiar with the matter has revealed. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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British education group eyes US listing despite approval for Hong Kong school

The mother company of Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong is looking at an initial public offering in New York, according to a source familiar with the matter. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Participants in SCMP poverty debate tell government to focus on education

Education is the long-term key to tackling poverty in Hong Kong but immediate efforts must be made by the government to treat welfare as an entitlement rather than a handout. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Broaden Hong Kong education for more well-rounded students

Broaden Hong Kong education for more well-rounded students Universities in Hong Kong are reportedly admitting a significant number of local students who do not take the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination. These students, who take the International Baccalaureate diploma or General Certificate … Full News here – Read more on South China Morning Post

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Technology has role to play in bringing education to all

I began to teach law in 1991. “Technology” then meant the word processor, the photocopier and the overhead projector displaying slides on sheets of acetate. Now we have, in our pockets, the ability to produce podcasts, e-books and presentation slides. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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