More than 19,000 students from about 1,100 Hong Kong primary and secondary schools have dropped out in 2020-21, according to bureau data. Photo: Sam Tsang More than 19,000 students from about 1,100 Hong Kong primary and secondary schools have dropped out in 2020-21, according to bureau data. Photo: Sam Tsang
More than 19,000 students from about 1,100 Hong Kong primary and secondary schools have dropped out in 2020-21, according to bureau data. Photo: Sam Tsang
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School dropout rate should be reviewed

  • Reasons as to why there are 19,000 fewer pupils at a time when the national security law is having more of an impact on the education system need to be explained

More than 19,000 students from about 1,100 Hong Kong primary and secondary schools have dropped out in 2020-21, according to bureau data. Photo: Sam Tsang More than 19,000 students from about 1,100 Hong Kong primary and secondary schools have dropped out in 2020-21, according to bureau data. Photo: Sam Tsang
More than 19,000 students from about 1,100 Hong Kong primary and secondary schools have dropped out in 2020-21, according to bureau data. Photo: Sam Tsang
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