Following the announcement earlier that the Early Childhood Development Centre of The Education University of Hong Kong would cease operation in two years, the Kindergarten Affiliated to Hong Kong Baptist University, established by the School of Continuing Education of Hong Kong Baptist University, will also cease operation in the 2024-25 school year.


In response, the Education Bureau (EDB) has reminded schools to notify parents and stakeholders of the relevant arrangements as soon as possible, and revealed that from September to mid-November this year, a total of three kindergartens will be closed at the end of the 9-11 school year. The bureau also indicated that the number of kindergartens may be adjusted as the student population declines.


The Kindergarten Affiliated to Hong Kong Baptist University is located on the campus of Hong Kong Baptist University. (Screenshot of video of Baptist University Affiliated Kindergarten)

A total of 2020 students graduated in 2021-70

Founded in 2000 by the School of Continuing Education of Hong Kong Baptist University, the Baptist University Affiliated Kindergarten is the first university-affiliated kindergarten in Hong Kong. The official website quotes Chancellor Chung Chi-kit as saying that the purpose of the establishment of HKBU is to leverage the professional knowledge and experience of early childhood education experts from the School of Continuing Education at HKBU to put into practice the concept of early childhood education that focuses on nurturing children's creativity, positive learning attitudes and a spirit of inquiry.

According to the website, a total of 2020 students graduated from HKBU in 2021-70, of which 48% went on to aided primary schools, 34% to DSS primary schools, 15% to private primary schools and the remaining 3% to government primary schools. The DSS school with the largest number of graduates enrolled is Wong Kam Fai Primary and Secondary School, an affiliated school of Hong Kong Baptist University.

However, there is no announcement on the closure of the HKBU website, and parents are still accepted to apply for admission to the school and provide the application form for admission in 2023/24 for the current school year.

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The Education Bureau (EDB) has been maintaining close liaison with kindergartens

In response, the Education Bureau (EDB) has informed that it is aware that the operation of HKPT will be suspended in the 2024/25 school year, and schools have been reminded to inform parents and stakeholders of the relevant arrangements as soon as possible. According to the Bureau, it has been maintaining close liaison with kindergartens and providing appropriate support, such as providing affected parents and students with information on the vacancies of kindergarten places in the district.

The EDB has also pointed out that the vacancies of Nursery (K1) places in kindergartens in various districts in Hong Kong have been uploaded to the EDB's website, appealing to parents to contact the School Development Sections of the respective districts or the Joint Office of Kindergartens and Child Care Centres if necessary.

From September to November this year, three schools decided to close next year

The EDB also pointed out that kindergartens in Hong Kong are privately owned and may be newly registered every year, and some have decided to close their operations after considering factors such as profitability and leasing issues. From September to mid-November this year, a total of three kindergartens have decided to close their doors at the end of the 9/11 school year, one of which will be merged with other schools. There are also two new kindergartens registered and another five are in the process of applying for school registration.

According to the Education Bureau, the number of students in kindergartens is affected by different factors from year to year, including the school-age population and parents' choice, but the number of kindergartens may be adjusted as the student population declines. Kindergartens in ageing areas are encouraged to apply for relocation, and school sponsoring bodies operating multiple kindergartens at the same time may consider consolidating their affiliated schools.

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