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Trial test extends to all schools

The basic competency assessment research study will be extended to all primary schools this year to allow more schools to participate in and understand the new initiative, the Education Bureau announces.

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Consensus on offsetting urged

Chief Executive CY Leung hopes different sectors of the community can discuss the Mandatory Provident Fund offsetting arrangement in a pragmatic manner and forge a consensus.

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Offset mechanism to be cut

Chief Executive CY Leung has proposed enhancing the Mandatory Provident Fund with a proposal to progressively abolish the “offsetting” of severance or long-service payment systems with the fund contribution.

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Minimum wage to rise

The Chief Executive in Council has adopted the Minimum Wage Commission's recommendation to raise the statutory minimum wage from $32.50 per hour to $34.50.

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Science, history teaching gets a boost

There will be more subsidies to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in schools, Chief Executive CY Leung says.

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Stephen Sui to meet challenges

Acting Secretary for Labour & Welfare Stephen Sui says he and his team will do their best to cope with all future challenges.

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HK, Thailand sign education MOU

Hong Kong has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand to enhance education collaboration.

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Job agency code released

The Labour Department has issued the Code of Practice for Employment Agencies to enhance service quality in the industry.

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Eddie Ng visits North District

Secretary for Education Eddie Ng has visited North District to talk to students, district councillors and community service providers.

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HK scientists win national awards

Secretary for Education Eddie Ng has congratulated local researchers who won six second-class State Natural Science Awards last year, as announced by the National Office for Science & Technology Awards.

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Vocational trainees thrive

The Vocational Training Council’s Earn & Learn Scheme provides vocational courses and apprenticeships to young school leavers. The scheme helps train talent for various local industries suffering from labour shortage. Two aspiring trainees share how the scheme prepares them for a lifelong career.

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Retirement plan to be announced

The Chief Executive will announce retirement protection measures in his Policy Address on January 18, Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung says.

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Labour expo held

The Labour Department is hosting an employment exhibition in Tin Shui Wai this weekend.

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Fanling job fair to offer 5K vacancies

The Labour Department will hold a job fair at Wo Hing Sports Centre in Fanling on January 6, offering more than 5,000 vacancies.

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