Hong Kong’s birth rate on track to hit 24-year low, with local schools fearing closures as enrolment declines

//Hong Kong’s birth rate on track to hit 24-year low, with local schools fearing closures as enrolment declines

Hong Kong’s birth rate on track to hit 24-year low, with local schools fearing closures as enrolment declines

Hong Kong’s birth rate is on track to hit a 24-year low, with the number of babies born in the first 11 month of last year down 12 per cent from the same period in 2020.The release of the figure on Monday coincided with the Education Bureau acknowledging in a meeting with a teachers’ group that all Hong Kong schools would find themselves affected by a steep decline in student population by 2025.The falling birth rate has prompted educators to call for more government subsidies for kindergartens…

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