Hong Kong is struggling to replace experienced teachers who have opted to leave the city. Illustration by Henry Wong
Hong Kong is struggling to replace experienced teachers who have opted to leave the city. Illustration by Henry Wong

Teacher exodus leaves Hong Kong schools scrambling to hire fresh graduates, fill vacancies for senior positions

  • Record number of teachers resigned over past two years, in wake of 2019 social unrest
  • Education Bureau says teachers leave the profession every year for various reasons, including migration, retirement and taking up new jobs

Hong Kong is struggling to replace experienced teachers who have opted to leave the city. Illustration by Henry Wong
Hong Kong is struggling to replace experienced teachers who have opted to leave the city. Illustration by Henry Wong
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