Hundreds of Hong Kong schools report student withdrawals, with pandemic and instability cited as possible reasons squib

More than 95 per cent of some 230 Hong Kong schools that took part in a recent poll have reported cases of students withdrawing over the past few months, with most furthering their studies in mainland China or overseas.Last year’s social unrest and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic were cited as the major reasons for the withdrawals, and 70 per cent of the school heads worried more students would leave if the pandemic continues, according to the city’s second-largest teachers’ union, the Hong Kong…
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