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Creative writing award ceremony held

The award ceremony for a creative writing competition to mark the World Book Day has been held at Hong Kong Central Library.

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Education adviser reappointed

Tim Lui will be reappointed as the Chairman of the Education Commission for two years from May 1, the Government announces.

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Retraining board chief reappointed

William Leung has been reappointed as Employees Retraining Board Chairman, the Labour & Welfare Bureau announces.

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$146m in scholarships awarded

 The HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund and the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund today awarded $146 million in grants to more than 6,400 students for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Eddie Ng to visit Shanghai, Hangzhou

Secretary for Education Eddie Ng will visit Shanghai and Hangzhou from April 20 to 22 for education meetings and university exchange activities.

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Occupational safety talks to be held

The Labour Department will hold two public talks on occupational health.

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Work safety campaign launched

The Labour Department has launched a campaign to enhance occupational safety at the Construction Industry High-risk-work Safety Summit.

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Over-drilling of students eased

The over-drilling of students problem has eased a lot in the last two years thanks to schools and parents working together to improve the situation, Secretary for Education Eddie Ng says.

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Shenzhen school decision welcomed

Secretary for Education Eddie Ng has welcomed the Shenzhen government’s decision to allow Hong Kong children residing in Shenzhen to study at its public schools.

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Study expo to be held

The Education Bureau will host the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2017 on May 6 and 7 at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre.

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Transport subsidy limits adjusted

The Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme's household income and asset limits have been adjusted starting from the claim month of February, the Labour Department announces.

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Industrial accident prevention strengthened

The Labour Department has strengthened law enforcement, inspections on construction sites and workplace safety promotion campaigns to prevent industrial accidents, Secretary for Labour & Welfare Stephen Sui says.

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Breaking taboos for a new career

Chinese weddings have many traditions. One of them is having at least one chaperone in charge to ensure the event goes to plan. These chaperones are usually women, however, 60-year-old Chow Kwok-kei is one of the few men to step into the role. Breaking the women-only tradition has given him a fulfilling second life.

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Construction safety upgrade launched

Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) Hon Chi-keung has launched the new rule that designates workers with designated skills to undertake construction works under the Construction Workers Registration Ordinance.

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Labour chief concerned about fatal accident

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Stephen Sui has expressed concern over the fatal industrial accident on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

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500 schools to join new test plan

Five-hundred schools will join the Basic Competency Assessment Research Study (BCA) this year, Secretary for Education Eddie Ng says.

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Fatal accident inquiry launched

The Labour Department has launched an investigation into a fatal industrial accident on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

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