Nearly 70 per cent of Hong Kong kindergartens polled recorded a drop in the number of applications for K1. Photo: Sam Tsang
Nearly 70 per cent of Hong Kong kindergartens polled recorded a drop in the number of applications for K1. Photo: Sam Tsang

1 in 10 Hong Kong kindergartens warn of possible closure in coming years as enrolment declines

  • Kindergartens have fewer pupils due to plunging birth rate, emigration wave and absence of cross-border pupils
  • More than 70 per cent of schools say they might have to fire teachers due to financial difficulties