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On Tuesday's Backchat, we're discussing the decline in the numbers of kindergarten students.
A questionnaire conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers suggests that nearly 84 percent of surveyed pre-schools are bracing for a reduction in K1 students in the coming year, something that it mainly attributes to declining birth rates.
Meanwhile, 90 percent said they were facing financial difficulties, with more than three quarters admitting that they'd had to lay off staff. Some have also not ruled out the prospect of filing for bankruptcy.
What's happening to our kindergartens? Does Hong Kong's early childhood education model need a revamp?
After 9:45, we learn more about the launch of China's new C919 airliner.
9:00am-9:45am: Problems faced by kindergartens
9:00am-9:30am: Dr Amelia Lee, Associate Dean (Programme Development), Head of Early Childhood Education, School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University
9:00am-9:45am: Philip Wong, Early Childhood Education Consultant
9:00am-9:45am: Mervyn Cheung, Chairman of the Hong Kong Education Policy Concern Organization
9:45am-10:00am: China's new C919 aircraft
9:45am-10:00am: Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Professional Airline Pilots Association