主持人：Jim Gould and Brian Wong
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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
主持人：Jim Gould and Brian Wong
9:00am - 9:45am: Lantau Road Improvement
9:00am - 9:30am - PHONE - Ryan Ip, Our Hong Kong Foundation Vice President and Co-Head of Research
9:00am - 9:45am - BH - Paul Zimmerman, CEO of Designing Hong Kong
9:00am - 9:45am - PHONE - Louise Preston, Chairman of Living Islands Movement
9:45 am - 10:00 am: New Cell Entry Mechanism for Covid
9:45am - 10:00am - PHONE - Dr. Xavier Wong, Assistant Professor of the Teaching and Research Division of the School of Chinese Medicine at HKBU
On today’s programme, we’re talking about a possible upgrade to the road network on Lantau Island.
The Secretary for Development, Bernadette Linn, has said the aim would be to promote sustainable development and secure better connections between the north and south sides of the island by improving transport infrastructure. The plan could involve bringing the old Tung Chung Road back into use and expanding sections of several other roads in stages, including South Lantau Road, Keung Shan Road and Tai O Road.
After 9:45, we’re going to be looking at a study led by scientists from the Baptist University on Covid-19 infection, which it's hoped could lead to more effective treatments for those with weak immune systems and who are unable to take the vaccine.
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