The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Consumer Council|In the new school year, the book price of primary and secondary schools is increased by an average of 2.4% over inflation

2021-09-15T03:47:18.547Z

The Consumer Council's survey found that the textbook price survey conducted in July this year found that more than 90% of primary and secondary school textbook fees will increase in the 2021/22 school year, with an overall average increase of 2.4%. The increase has recovered inflation in the same period last year. Elementary and middle school students



The Consumer Council's survey found that the textbook price survey conducted in July this year found that more than 90% of primary and secondary school textbook fees will increase in the 2021/22 school year, with an overall average increase of 2.4%. The increase has recovered inflation in the same period last year.


The average book purchase fees for primary and secondary school students in the new school year are $3,083 and $2,887, respectively, an increase of 5.3% and 3.6% over the previous school year, and the increase is significantly higher than the inflation rate of 0.4% over the same period.

In addition, the survey also showed that the discounts offered by booksellers for buying books in middle schools and primary schools have decreased by 4% and 6% respectively year-on-year.


The Consumer Council's survey found that the textbook price survey conducted in July this year found that more than 90% of primary and secondary school textbook fees will increase in the 2021/22 school year, with an overall average increase of 2.4%. The increase has recovered inflation in the same period last year.

(Profile picture)

Primary school textbook fees increased by 5.3% year-on-year; secondary school fees increased by 3.6% to an average of $2,887

The Consumer Council used random sampling to obtain book lists from 57 primary schools and 50 secondary schools. The results showed that the average book purchase fee for primary schools in the new school year was $3,083, a significant year-on-year increase of 5.3%, which was higher than last year's 2.8%.

The average book purchase fee ($3,181) in the new school year of senior primary school is higher than that of junior primary school ($2,984).

According to the analysis of subjects, the average purchase fee for Chinese, English, Mathematics and General Studies ranges from $501 for General Studies to $803 for English. The purchase fees for other subjects are not higher than $230. The average purchase fees for Mandarin and Music are relatively compared. high.

Junior high school English books are the most expensive

As for the average school book fee of $2,887, an increase of 3.6% year-on-year, which is also higher than the 1.9% increase last year.

According to the analysis of subjects, the average purchase fee for English subjects at each level of junior high school is the highest, at about $721, followed by integrated science, mathematics and Chinese subjects. The average purchase fee for books ranges from about $463 to $492.

The average book purchase fee for the remaining subjects is no more than $340.

The Consumer Council also pointed out that it is worth noting that the discounts offered by booksellers to primary and secondary schools have decreased significantly this year.

(Profile picture)

Liucheng Middle School Undecided Commune Book

In addition, the Civic and Social Development Division will be implemented at S4 in September this year to replace the General Education Division. Textbooks will only be published next year.

According to the Consumer Council, according to the book list collected, 60% of the surveyed middle schools have not yet implemented the books for the subject. The book list generally lists the commune books as "Alternative arrangements after school starts" and "Collective order by the school." 30% of middle schools arrange for students to purchase general education bridging textbooks published by individual publishers (about $150); the remaining middle schools are converted to self-edited textbooks provided by the school, or the subject is not listed in the book list.

According to the Consumer Council, since the purchase of books after the reform of the General Education Subject is different from that of the previous school year, it is not possible to directly compare the expenditures of the two school years this time.

Booksellers offer schools a sharp drop in discounts on book purchases

The Consumer Council also pointed out that it is worth noting that the discounts offered by booksellers to primary and secondary schools have decreased significantly this year.

39 primary schools (72%) received a higher 8% to 89% discount, which was 6% less than last year’s survey; 70% of secondary schools (33) received a 89% to 10% discount from booksellers, which was less than last year’s survey 4%.

Consumer Council|Book charges for primary and secondary schools will increase by an average of 2.4% in the new school year!

The Consumer Council’s latest book price article clearly reads [Consumer Council] Primary and secondary school book purchase fees have increased by 2.7% and 3.7% over the same period of inflation. School starts | Commune and Social Sciences officially replace Liberal Studies.

01News

Source: hk1

All news articles on 2021-09-15

You may like

News/Politics 2021-07-20T04:40:17.912Z

Trends 24h

News/Politics 2021-09-19T10:17:17.029Z

Latest

© Communities 2019 - Privacy