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Seoul Vocational High Schools to Nurture 4,000 Semiconductor Talents by 2031

Seoul Vocational High Schools to Nurture 4,000 Semiconductor Talents by 2031

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul government plans to nurture around 4,000 high school graduates with expertise in semiconductors by 2031 to help tackle manpower shortages facing domestic chipmakers, its education chief said Wednesday. Some 4,050 semiconductor talents will be nurtured at vocational high schools in the capital city by 2031 by cooperating [...]

‘Free Democracy’ to Replace ‘Democracy’ in New School Textbooks

‘Free Democracy’ to Replace ‘Democracy’ in New School Textbooks

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The term “free democracy” will return to secondary school textbooks beginning in 2025 to define South Korea’s national identity, five years after it was deleted during the previous administrative. According to the education ministry’s administrative notice disclosed Wednesday, “free democracy” and “free democratic basic order” will replace “democracy” in [...]

Hybe Chairman Bang Si-hyuk Donates 5 bln Won for Education of Out-of-school Youths

Hybe Chairman Bang Si-hyuk Donates 5 bln Won for Education of Out-of-school Youths

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Bang Si-hyuk, founder and chairman of Hybe, the entertainment firm behind K-pop supergroup BTS, donated 5 billion won (US$3.5 million) to a local charity, it has said. The donation will be used to help out-of-school youths and those in residential care facilities get fair educational opportunities without discrimination, the [...]

New Elementary School Teachers in Seoul Typically Face Lengthy Wait Before Being Hired

New Elementary School Teachers in Seoul Typically Face Lengthy Wait Before Being Hired

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Those who pass the teacher employment exam for elementary schools in Seoul currently have to wait for more than a year before getting a job, government data showed Tuesday, amid declining demand for teachers resulting from the decrease in the number of school-age children and a plunging birth rate. New [...]

Incidents of Student Infringement of Teachers’ Rights Double: Data

Incidents of Student Infringement of Teachers’ Rights Double: Data

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of students’ infringements of teachers’ rights is increasing in recent days, amid ongoing controversy over a video of a male middle school student lying on the teacher’s platform with a mobile phone in his hands during class, data showed Sunday. According to the data that Democratic Party [...]

Gyeonggi Province Plans to Introduce Cafeteria-type School Meal System

Gyeonggi Province Plans to Introduce Cafeteria-type School Meal System

SUWON, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education said Wednesday it will introduce a cafeteria-type school meal system, deviating from the traditional pattern of providing a uniform menu. A cafeteria-style school meal system enables students to select the kind and amount of food of their choice by offering a wider variety [...]

Teacher Numbers to Drop in Line with School-age Population Decline

Teacher Numbers to Drop in Line with School-age Population Decline

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to reduce the public school workforce due to a decline in the student population. According to the plan that the Ministry of Education formulated through consultations with other government agencies, the government will lower the number of public school teachers to 344,906 next year, a reduction [...]