King's Glory Education Centre
The King's Glory Education Centre is a Cram school in Hong Kong founded in 1986 by Shum Yi-fai (aka "Dr F. Shum"). It is targeted at students at S.6 and S.7 levels who are sitting the HKDSE and HKALE respectively. It also provides P.4 to S.5 tutorial classes.
The school started at an address in Ngau Tau Kok and provided tutorial classes to P.1 to F.3 students. In 1994, the school registered as a tutorial school and moved to Kowloon Bay. From that time, the school provided classes to P.3-F.7 students. In 1996, the school registered new branches in Mong Kok and Tsuen Wan. From 1998 to 2002, many of the school's branches were established all over Hong Kong. By 2007, King's Glory had established 11 branches, and it is one of the largest education corporations in Hong Kong.
K. Oten case
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In February 2009, it was reported that former 'star teacher' and business partner Karsten Oten Fan Karno, better known as "K. Oten", was in dispute with KGEC following his departure from the company to work for Modern Education. His employer terminated his contract in April 2006 when they discovered several breaches of contract. KGEC claimed damages of HK$10 million citing breach of contract, including collection of personal data from students, and taking up employment with a rival establishment within one year of his termination. Fan retorted that the contract expired in 2005 and that any subsequent contract was forged. Fan claims HK$2.65 million in unpaid profit share. On 15 July 2009, Fan was found guilty of breaching his employment contract, and his former employers were awarded damages in the sum of HK$8.87 million. The judge, who found the defence's student witnesses unreliable, disdained at Oten's vulgar notes and use of trendy slang. Oten was ordered to pay half the defendants' legal costs. After that, Oten appealed to the court, and the court refused of his appealing. By that, Oten had ordered to pay for compensation on KGEC.
King's Glory Day School
- Yvonne Tsui, Teacher to pay $8m to school, page C1, South China Morning Post, 16 July 2009
- Yvonne Tsui &Loretta Fong, Tutorial school sues star teacher for HK$10m, page C4, South China Morning Post, 26 February 2009