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Task forces on tertiary education formed

The Government has announced the establishment of two task forces to review the post-secondary education sector.

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Prep courses can be registered under fund

Preparation courses for professional qualification exams can be registered as Continuing Education Fund courses provided they meet requirements, the Labour & Welfare Bureau has said.

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Labour benefits mooted

The Government plans to extend the statutory paternity leave from three to five days, and to launch a study on lengthening the 10-week statutory maternity leave, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says.

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Quality education plans unveiled

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has outlined plans to improve the learning environment in public schools, enhance the Continuing Education Fund and strengthen the development of the Qualifications Framework.

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24 awarded scholarships

Twenty-four students have received the Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship in recognition of their talents in non-academic fields.

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Kindergarten profiles go online

Parents can now access the profiles of kindergartens and childcare centres online.

 

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Tertiary schools perform well

Local self-financing post-secondary institutions perform well in institutional governance, programme design and delivery, staff management, resources deployment and student support, a survey has found.

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Occupational safety talks set

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

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Kevin Yeung visits North District

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung has visited North District to meet district councillors and residents.

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2.3% pay rise for maids

The minimum allowable wage for foreign domestic helpers will rise 2.3% to $4,410 per month, the Labour Department announces.

 

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Scholarship applications open

Applications for the Scholarship for Excellence Scheme are open until December 29, the Education Bureau announces.

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Tsuen Wan job fair to be held

The Labour Department will hold a job fair in Tsuen Wan on September 28 and 29.

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Child development projects launched

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Dr Law Chi-kwong has launched 51 Child Development Fund projects to benefit more than 4,000 underprivileged children.

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Law Chi-kwong opens correctional facility

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Dr Law Chi-kwong has opened a new facility at the Tuen Mun Children & Juvenile Home.

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Student visa measures to cease

The hotline and email address set up for students awaiting visas for studying in the UK will cease running after midnight on September 24, due to the fall in the number of enquiries, the Government announces.

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