According to the association’s poll, 60 per cent of students dropping out left for overseas countries, mainland China or Macau. Photo: Dickson Lee
According to the association’s poll, 60 per cent of students dropping out left for overseas countries, mainland China or Macau. Photo: Dickson Lee
Education

Hong Kong’s secondary schools lose 4,500 students and 1,000 teachers in single year amid wider emigration wave, poll finds

  • Association of principals surveyed 140 secondary schools and found each one lost on average 32 pupils and seven teachers in single year
  • Just 2,700 students and 498 teachers left in the 2019-20 academic year, with the increase prompting association to warn of brain drain out of Hong Kong and threat to education standards

According to the association’s poll, 60 per cent of students dropping out left for overseas countries, mainland China or Macau. Photo: Dickson Lee
According to the association’s poll, 60 per cent of students dropping out left for overseas countries, mainland China or Macau. Photo: Dickson Lee
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