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Jan 17, 2023 09:05 PM
CHINA

Primary Schools Squeezed as ‘Two-Child’ Policy Catches Up With Enrollment

A classroom of freshmen in a Suzhou primary school on Aug. 30. Photo: VCG
A classroom of freshmen in a Suzhou primary school on Aug. 30. Photo: VCG

Primary schools in large cities including Guangzhou, Chengdu and Changchun have warned of potential shortages of places for incoming students, as the first cohort of children born after the implementation of the “two-child” policy is set to enter school this year.

Several districts in southern industrial hub Guangzhou, Guangdong province, released notices this month that enrollment will be tight in 2023, as the number of children entering primary schools is expected to be greater than last year.

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