Hong Kong universities help create jobs for students

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has set up a relief fund to create about a hundred jobs for students as part of its plans to mitigate the impact of the anti-government protests and the COVID-19 pandemic, as its head said that donations to universities were expected to decline, writes Kimmy Chung for the South China Morning Post.

At the Post’s annual China Conference on Friday 15 May, Chinese University Vice-Chancellor and President Rocky Tuan said he hoped the fund would enhance students’ employment outlook during the current tough times.

On the same panel discussion, Hong Kong Baptist University President Roland Chin Tai-hong said its alumni had offered hundreds of part-time jobs and internships to students, amid fears the unemployment rate among young adults would soon hit double digits.
Full report on the South China Morning Post site