4 teachers, 4 students left at tiny Bei Gang Island’s Elementary School

On the island tiny of Bei Gang, Haikou, the once thriving elementary school is home now to only four students and four teachers.

These days, supplies in the school are limited, classrooms are empty, but while staff have come and gone over the years a core team of teachers still remain.

Teacher at the Beigang island elemtary school in Hainan
Mr. Zhou is the longest-serving teacher and also the principal at the school

The longest-serving teacher and also the principal at the school is Mr. Zhou, 46, who has been teaching at the school ever since he graduated in 1994. He teaches both Chinese and Math and also lives in the school. 

Students at school in Beigang elementary school Hainan island
Over the years, the numbers of students studying at the school has dwindled.

Over the years, the numbers of students studying at the school have become fewer and fewer, those that remain here today are all from local fishing families on the island.

Students from an elementary school in Hainan waiting to go to school
Most students travel off the island for schooling

Most of the other children from Bei Gang now travel off the island for their studies, taking the 10 minute ferry to Puqian town every morning, returning in the late evening. 

A teacher in Hainan helping one of his students in Beigang elementary school
The student, teacher ratio is 1:4

This doesn’t mean that the children are at a disadvantage for their education however, the teachers we met were dedicated, conscientious and at a ratio of 1 to 4, the students have perhaps one of the best teacher to student ratios in all of China.

If you’d like to find out more about Bei Gang Island Haikou, click HERE

Travel agents, policies and contact details for Hainan’s visa free travellers
The Haikou Guide

Published by the Haikou Foreign Affairs Office and the Haikou Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs 


Scan the QR code to follow The Official Haikou Guide

Haikou Guide QR Code

(c) Copyright HaikouGuide all rights reserved, images or text may not be copied in part or full without express permission in writing.

For permission contact haikouguide@tropicalhainan.com

所有内容版权所有,未经授权,严禁转载。授权请联系 haikouguide@tropicalhainan.com