The Education Bureau should consider banning primary schools from admitting more than 40 pupils per class to ease the pressure on other schools, according to the chairman of the Hong Kong Subsidised Primary Schools' Council. Tso Kai-chun blamed schools that admitted above-average numbers of students for exacerbating the problem of falling student numbers. 'There are still schools that admit five classes of 45 students,' he said. 'If you do that, it means perhaps 10 or 20 schools will have difficulty attracting enough pupils. Why can't these schools simply reduce their class sizes?'