(From left) Leung Yiu-chung, Trevor So and Yam Wai-ho and other representatives of the private tutoring Industry appeal to the government for help and support to ride out the coronavirus crisis during a press conference on February 14, 2020. Photo: Xiaomei Chen(From left) Leung Yiu-chung, Trevor So and Yam Wai-ho and other representatives of the private tutoring Industry appeal to the government for help and support to ride out the coronavirus crisis during a press conference on February 14, 2020. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
(From left) Leung Yiu-chung, Trevor So and Yam Wai-ho and other representatives of the private tutoring Industry appeal to the government for help and support to ride out the coronavirus crisis during a press conference on February 14, 2020. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Coronavirus boosts fortunes of e-learning providers, while Hong Kong’s private tutoring industry struggles

  • Hong Kong-based education app operator Snapask sees huge uptick in new users, completes Series B fundraising
  • But most traditional tuition centres will not survive if classes do not resume in March, trade union representative says

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(From left) Leung Yiu-chung, Trevor So and Yam Wai-ho and other representatives of the private tutoring Industry appeal to the government for help and support to ride out the coronavirus crisis during a press conference on February 14, 2020. Photo: Xiaomei Chen(From left) Leung Yiu-chung, Trevor So and Yam Wai-ho and other representatives of the private tutoring Industry appeal to the government for help and support to ride out the coronavirus crisis during a press conference on February 14, 2020. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
(From left) Leung Yiu-chung, Trevor So and Yam Wai-ho and other representatives of the private tutoring Industry appeal to the government for help and support to ride out the coronavirus crisis during a press conference on February 14, 2020. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Corrected [5:42pm, 26 Feb, 2020]

  • [5:42pm, 26 Feb, 2020]

    Corrects number of tutors in eighth paragraph to 350,000

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