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The number of school-age children continues to fall

2021-09-16T14:32:56.403Z

The number of school-age children continues to decrease, and some schools worry about killing schools due to insufficient enrollment. A survey conducted by the "Education Professional Alliance" found that 40% of the industry interviewees believed that the authorities should introduce substantive policies and measures to deal with the shortage of students.



The number of school-age children continues to decrease, and some schools worry about killing schools due to insufficient enrollment.

A survey conducted by the "Education Professional Alliance" found that 40% of the industry interviewees believed that the authorities should introduce substantive policies and measures to deal with the crisis of insufficient students.

In addition, teachers have been facing the problem of excessive working hours. According to the survey, about 75% of the respondents believe that the government should give the highest priority to simplifying school administrative procedures in order to improve the school’s teaching space and time.


The Alliance recommends that the next Chief Executive and members of the Legislative Council should give priority to related matters, including formulating relevant policies to assist schools in coping with the crisis of student shortage; at the same time, the administrative procedures of all schools in Hong Kong should be simplified and administrative support should be increased.


The "Education Professional Alliance" survey found that about 75% of the interviewees believed that the government should simplify school administrative procedures in order to improve school teaching space and time.

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The "Education Professional Alliance" is composed of representatives from more than a dozen education organizations, and will participate in the 2021 Election Committee Education Subsector election.

The Alliance conducted a questionnaire survey from the 6th to the 12th of this month, interviewing 1,480 teachers and principals from primary, middle and primary schools, frontline teachers and principals of special education on the most urgent issues in the education sector.

Seventy-half of the respondents believe that the government should give top priority to simplifying school administrative procedures

The survey found that about 75% of the interviewees believed that the government should prioritize or resolve educational issues to simplify school administrative procedures, thereby improving school teaching space and time, and allowing teachers to take care of students more effectively.

In addition, more than 40% of the interviewees said that the government should introduce substantial policies and measures to deal with the crisis of insufficient student resources, and 40% of the interviewees believe that the government is currently Wait for consultation and listen to suggestions."

Nearly 75% of elementary school faculty and staff expressed their hope that the authorities would fully implement the small-class teaching policy.

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Changed the teacher-student ratio to 1:10

The industry has its own demands on policies. In kindergartens, 70% of the kindergarten staff expect that the government can increase the staffing of kindergarten education. The teacher-student ratio will be changed from 1:11 to 1:10, which does not include the vice principals and directors; Nearly 65% ​​of kindergarten teachers expressed the hope that the government can adjust the upper limit of the salary range, optimize the salary structure, and help move towards the degree of kindergarten teachers.

Interviewed faculty members of primary schools hope the authorities will fully implement small-class teaching

In elementary schools, nearly 75% of elementary school staff expect that the authorities will fully implement the small-class teaching policy and formulate short-, medium-, and long-term measures to cope with future demographic changes.

In addition, nearly 60% of the teachers interviewed in primary schools hope that the government can improve the middle management staff of primary schools and unify the remuneration structure of primary school principals and deputy principals.

In secondary schools, more than 70% of secondary school staff support increasing the class-teacher ratio and improving the teacher-student ratio, thereby improving the care for each student.

With regard to special education, more than 65% of teachers believe that the government should improve the staffing of special schools, including improving the staffing of middle-level staff in the primary school, relaxing the restrictions on the exchange and appointment of teachers in special schools, and unifying the ranks of teachers in the primary and secondary schools.

In addition, 40% of teachers believe that the government should optimize the current training arrangements for teachers in special schools.

The number of school-age children has continued to decrease in recent years.

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The industry is generally concerned about the length of working hours in the education industry and the reduction of crisis for school-age children

The Educational Professional Alliance pointed out that the current education issues most concerned by the academic circles are mainly the long working hours and high pressure in the education industry. The co-workers generally expect to improve the staffing of teachers and reduce school administrative work; and in recent years, primary and secondary schools are facing the crisis of insufficient students. , The industry eagerly expects the bureau to introduce measures to respond.

The Alliance stated that the next Chief Executive and Legislative Council members must prioritize related issues. It also recommended that the government formulate relevant policies to assist schools in coping with the crisis of insufficient students; at the same time, it should simplify the administrative procedures of all schools in Hong Kong and increase administrative support.

The alliance pointed out that, in the process of formulating policies, the government should consolidate and strengthen partnerships with various stakeholders; and must consider the characteristics, needs and differences of various types of schools in various stages of small, medium, and small, and make comprehensive plans. And support.

Other candidates in this sector include Huang Jinliang, Ho Hanquan, Pan Shuxian, Zhang Yongbang, Su Binghui, Fang Zhonglun, Mo Zhonghui, Qiu Shaoxiong, Liang Yonghong, Kong Meiqi, Liao Fengxiang, Lin Cuiling, Zhao Zeng Xueyun.

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