Modern Education

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Modern Education
Modern Education logo.PNG
Formation 1988
Type Cram school
Purpose Secondary tuition, especially HKCEE and HKALE
Location
Chairman
Wong Yuk Tong
Website http://www.modern.edu.hk/
Branch office at Prince Edward Road

Modern Education (Chinese: 現代教育, SEHK1082), formerly Intel Education, is a Hong Kong cram school. It was founded in 1988 by Ken Ng Kam-Lun. According to the Education Bureau, there are 14 branches across Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories.

The school's curriculum is targeted at secondary students (Form 1 to Form 7), particularly the Form 5, Form 7 and Form 6 students sitting for the HKCEE, HKALE and HKDSE exams respectively.

The school was the first of its kind to go public, when it listed in HKEx in 2011.[1]

Ownership[edit]

The founder and major shareholder of Modern Education Group is Ken Ng Kam-Lun, who teaches English in Modern Education. In 2009, optimistic that the HK government's education reforms would lead to double-digit growth, it was rumoured that Modern Education, which then had 17 centres, sought to raise HK$800 million to increase the number of tuition centres. The company was the first of its kind to go public when it listed in HKEx in 2011.[1] One year after the business listed on the HK stock Exchange, the major shareholder sold his shares just as its student numbers started to decline.[1]

11-07- 2013【Ming Pao】Intel Education invest 50 millions to Compass College.[1]

Tutors[edit]

Ken Ng, founder, claims credit for initiating this trend, and for "liberat[ing] the very feudal education system" whilst making a lot of money.[2] He also claims credit for democratising access to maximising student performance at public examinations by employing the best teachers from Band One schools.[2]

In late 2015, media reported that Modern Education was overtly trying to poach a "star tutor" employed by a competitor. The tutor, said to have been responsible for over 40 percent of the fees generated by rival Beacon College, was reported to have been offered a lucrative package worth an estimated HK$85 million (US$10.97 million) a year. The package included $30 million signing bonus plus 65% of all the revenue he generates throughout his 4-year contract period. Modern Education took out full-page advertising in two local journals to vaunt its offer publicly.[3][4] The brazen attempt of Modern Education to poach the Chinese tutor signalled to investors the extent that these schools may be dependent on a single teacher.[1]

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