Authorities urged to cut class sizes, attract mainland Chinese pupils to ensure Hong Kong schools’ survival

Educators have called on authorities to cut class sizes and attract more cross-border pupils to ensure Hong Kong schools’ survival, after a new government paper projected a substantial, “structural” decline in the student population in the years to come.The Education Bureau paper, set to be discussed in a Legislative Council panel meeting on Monday, reveals that the number of six-year-old pupils in the city will fall by 14.5 per cent – from 58,500 to 50,000 – between 2022 and 2029. The number…


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