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Education - South China Morning Post
  1. More Hong Kong pupils will be able to go back to school after education authorities on Thursday adopted new guidance on Covid-19 jabs.The government’s scientific advisers recommended on Wednesday that adolescents take just one dose of coronavirus vaccine, bringing the 70 per cent inoculation rate required for full-day, in-person classes within easier reach.Professor Lau Yu-lung, chairman of the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases, which is behind the recommendation, on…
  2. A troubled British private school in Hong Kong has been ordered to vacate its Jordan campus by next Thursday, after struggling to pay HK$3.5 million (US$449,780) in rent and management fees.The court order on Monday was fixed to the front door of Mount Kelly School in Kwun Chung Street, the site of its nursery and preschool, as well as its babies and toddlers section.It stated that the landlord, Sanney Ltd, had obtained on August 30 a judgment against the school’s former operator, Mount Kelly…
  3. As soothing Chinese music plays in the background, pupils at a kindergarten in Sham Shui Po work on an arts and crafts exercise. In the next room, students recite verses by the renowned Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, while in another, they press balls of pastry into mooncake moulds.The activities are not one-offs, or part of Chinese culture week, but rather elements of a new curriculum at the Buddhist Tsang Kor Sing Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten designed to comply with the government’s latest policy on…
  4. Form Six students from the first secondary school in Hong Kong to resume full-day in-person classes in more than a year have said they are excited to resume their preparation for the university entrance exam.Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo) in Kwun Tong was allowed to resume full-day lessons on Monday for its Form Six pupils after 74 per cent of them had received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine.Principal Lam Yim-ling was optimistic about hitting the required 70 per cent threshold for the entire…
  5. The head of Hong Kong’s oldest university has pledged to equip students with a “long-term vision and broad mind” to meet challenges faced by the city and the country while stressing it has been a vision of the institution “from day one” to make contributions to China.Professor Xiang Zhang, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, also said his institution would seek tighter connections with Shenzhen and tap into the expansion of the Qianhai economic zone with its plan to…
  6. Members of Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union on Saturday passed a motion to formally disband and wind up the 47-year-old organisation, a month after its leaders announced it would break up under pressure from authorities.The decision by the Professional Teachers’ Union (PTU) was made at an extraordinary general meeting and came after members last month voted to amend its constitution so fewer would be required to initiate the disbanding.The change meant only two-thirds of attendees would need…
  7. Five Hong Kong secondary schools are expected to resume full-day in-person classes for certain grades as early as Monday after they reached the required 70 per cent vaccination rate against Covid-19, the education chief has revealed.Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung also said on Friday that more than 92 per cent of teaching staff across all schools had received at least one vaccine dose by last Friday, while those who had not been inoculated must undergo regular testing.The city…
  8. Hong Kong’s largest teachers’ union will hold a special meeting next Saturday to vote on a motion to disband and begin winding-up procedures, the Post has learned.The embattled Professional Teachers’ Union (PTU) has already agreed to sell a property which housed one of its two supermarkets to a medical group for HK$175 million (US$22.5 million), an acquisition circular revealed.“Assets, after paying off liabilities and dismissing staff, will be distributed evenly to members in accordance with…
  9. Hong Kong’s education minister has insisted there was “not a significant drop” in the number of pupils enrolled in primary schools, although official figures show more than 60 classes have been cut citywide amid a wave of emigration over the past year.But Kevin Yeung Yun-hung noted on Friday that more people, including many pupils, had been leaving the city with their families, and said the government would conduct its annual headcount of students by the middle of the month to assess any impact…
  10. International schools in Hong Kong will have to raise the Chinese national emblem higher than any other country’s symbol during flag-raising ceremonies, education authorities have said.At the Legislative Council on Friday, the Education Bureau also said the national flag would have to be placed in the centre of any others raised.Deputy Secretary for Education Teresa Chan Mo-ngan said during a bills committee meeting on amendments to national flag and anthem legislation that the bureau had a…