Paul Yip’s visit to a correctional services centre for Hong Kong youth brings home the need to tap their evident skills and talent for the greater good, so they remain useful members of society.
I recently visited the Cape Collinson training centre for young offenders with other members of my department at the University of Hong Kong. Our aim was to explore collaborative work with the Correctional Services Department, to better understand and improve the rehabilitation service provided for these youth. Read More
The city must provide accommodation for those who are ineligible for public housing and ensure that it retains talented people
Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah offered a HK$38.8 billion package of sweeteners in his ninth budget. At the same time, Hong Kong is anticipating slower economic growth of between 1 and 2 per cent and challenges arising from the effects of fewer tourists and exports. This will be further complicated in the near future by rapid ageing and a reduction in the size of the workforce. Read More
Paul Yip says the problems with the Territory-wide System Assessment are just one small part of a bigger problem: the local education system’s misguided mentality that learning is best through rigorous testing and packed curriculums
There is a strong desire to scrap the Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA) for Primary Three children (aged 9), with critics of the exam claiming that the extensive drills and practice are counterproductive in nurturing young minds. The government seems to accept the recommendation from a working group that 90 per cent of primary school pupils could be exempted from taking it this year.
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Paul Yip & Nancy Chau
The city has a compensation-focused approach to workplace injuries, and employees would be better served by rehabilitation and a timely return to work
Each year in Hong Kong, there are about 55,000 cases of workplace accidents or work-related diseases, resulting in some 200 deaths. In a working population of about 3.9 million, this means a fatality rate of 5.2 deaths per 10,000 workers, which is higher than that observed in Singapore (2.1) or Australia (1.7).