Demand Grows for a Truly International Education

A shortage of places in international schools is creating difficulties for companies seeking to bring top quality employees from around the world to Hong Kong and threatens to undermine the city’s standing as a key regional and international business centre. 

While a number of new schools will be opening over the next few years, Priscilla Yeung, Deputy Director of the Yew Chung Education Foundation, argues that the quantity of available places is not the only issue we need to face; the quality of education offered in the international school sector is another vital factor.

 In a city that is a key interface between East and West, she highlights the need to promote dual language learning in Chinese and English from an early age and offer local and global components to enrich students learning.

The prime objective, Yeung writes, is to provide students with the foundation they need to be internationally minded global citizens in the 21st century.

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