For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

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    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Do you think Hong Kong should be allowed to set-up fully independent schools in Shenzhen?

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-...hools-shenzhen

    Why hasn't the ESF set-up a KGV Shenzhen?

    Last edited by East_coast; 23-06-2014 at 08:56 AM.

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    ESF would need a huge amount of cash to setup a new school.

    Given that they do not have sufficient cash to refurb their existing schools, I doubt their board of governers would approve an expansion into Shenzhen.

    On the other hand franchise schools like Harrow etc, should not have a problem starting up there - but then the parents who are bussing their kids into HK could hardly afford those fees and debentures.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    ESF would need a huge amount of cash to setup a new school.

    Given that they do not have sufficient cash to refurb their existing schools, I doubt their board of governers would approve an expansion into Shenzhen.

    On the other hand franchise schools like Harrow etc, should not have a problem starting up there - but then the parents who are bussing their kids into HK could hardly afford those fees and debentures.
    ESF could probably get a loan to build a new school across the river. Start with 2-3 Primary Schools and see how it goes. Next step listing of the stock exchange and a big payout for all the senior management...

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    ESF need to sort out the craptastic management structure and mess of under maintained schools they have here in HK first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kimwy66:
    ESF need to sort out the craptastic management structure and mess of under maintained schools they have here in HK first.
    Once the shackles of the subvention have gone they should be able to make more hard headed decisions just like a real private school.