‘Pupil exodus can push schools to do better’

An education scholar has played down concerns about an exodus of pupils from the SAR's schools, saying that competition for enrollments should drive positive change. Officials data on Monday showed a fall of 15,000 pupils on the SAR's school roles between 2019 and October last year, and educators have expressed...

More than 750 graves found near former Canadian school

In this file photo taken on June 4, 2021 people from Mosakahiken Cree Nation hug in front of a makeshift memorial at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. (COLE BURSTON /...

Govt investigates class suspension at troubled school

The Education Bureau said on Monday that it is investigating the suspension of classes at a private school in Tsim Sha Tsui over financial problems. Mount Kelly School Hong Kong has reportedly told parents in an email that it needs time to sort out its finances and carry out a...

Twenty-four injured in Sha Tin school bus accident

Twenty-four people were injured on Friday after a school bus crashed through a set of traffic lights, colliding with a private car and a van, before veering off the road into a cycling track. Dashcam footage circulated online showed the bus hurtling through the intersection of Tai Chung Kiu Road...

‘Schools should stay open as Covid risk is low’

University of Hong Kong researchers said on Monday that schools should stay open as much as possible as they do not pose a high risk of Covid-19 transmission. That, they said, would allow students to attend classes in person and boost their social skills after lengthy class suspensions in the...

School denies protest link as revamp cash pulled

A secondary school which has missed out on a multimillion-dollar redevelopment insisted on Wednesday it's always groomed pupils to be law-abiding and non-violent. Wa Ying College found itself at the centre of controversy after a lawmaker intimated it was linked to the 2019 protests. The government had proposed to spend...

Mandatory Covid testing ordered for 9 schools

Mandatory coronavirus testing was ordered on Tuesday for nine schools where outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection or influenza-like illness were recently reported. Health authorities said symptoms of those diseases are similar to those of Covid-19, and tests would be carried out as a precautionary measure. The nine schools are...

First govt school teacher struck off over protests

Two more teachers have been disqualified over complaints sparked by the social unrest in 2019, raising the total number to four. And for the first time, a teacher from a government school has been struck off. The liberal studies teacher, who is understood to have taught at Lung Cheung Government...

Teachers’ testing for full school resumption

2021-02-03 HKT 20:12" title="The government says full school resumption is possible thanks to coronavirus testing for teachers and staff. File photo: RTHK"> The government says full school resumption is possible thanks to coronavirus testing for teachers and staff. File photo: RTHK The government on Wednesday outlined plans for coronavirus testing...