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University Donates ‘Graduation Photo Felt by Hands’

University Donates ‘Graduation Photo Felt by Hands’

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Warm donations from a college student who created a “special graduation photo” that was made of busts for blind students are even being made for junior college students who graduated from the university. Sahmyook University has established a “3D Printing Talent Donation” program as part of its “Local Social [...]

Seoul to Create ‘Shared Campuses’ by Combining High Schools

Seoul to Create ‘Shared Campuses’ by Combining High Schools

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to introduce a new program to gather between three and five high schools in one area to run them as a single educational institution similar to a university. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) announced on Monday that it will begin testing the [...]

Unprecedented Leak of College Entrance Exam Scores Causes Confusion

Unprecedented Leak of College Entrance Exam Scores Causes Confusion

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Scores of this year’s College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT) have been leaked to some applicants days ahead of their official release, due to a loophole in the test administrator’s computer system, the Ministry of Education said Monday. The ministry admitted to the unprecedented incident, after an unidentified CSAT applicant [...]

Teenagers Demand Right to Vote in 2020 General Elections

Teenagers Demand Right to Vote in 2020 General Elections

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of South Korean teenagers directly called on the National Assembly to pass fast-track bills on electoral reform so that they can participate in next year’s general elections. The Candlelight Coalition for the Enactment of Human Rights Law for Youth, comprised of 370 civil groups, held a rally [...]

Flight Attendant Schools Blamed for Harsh Uniform Regulations

Flight Attendant Schools Blamed for Harsh Uniform Regulations

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Controversy looms over certain flight attendant schools that allegedly forced students to wear designated uniforms as well as hairspray. One university department of aviation and tourism allows applicants to wear the attire of one’s choice, except for clothes that cover the applicant’s neck. As for female applicants, the rules [...]

Seoul Education Office to Assess Human Rights Before Initiating Policies

Seoul Education Office to Assess Human Rights Before Initiating Policies

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) became the country’s first agency to introduce a Student Rights Impact Assessment Program that obligates decision-makers to conduct a student rights assessment before carrying out a new policy or project. The program will be first tested on three initiatives currently dealt with [...]

S. Korea Revamps College Admission Policy Following Fairness Row

S. Korea Revamps College Admission Policy Following Fairness Row

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday unveiled a set of revised policies for college admission following a controversy over the current system, which some claim favors students with rich and powerful parents. Under the revised measures, Seoul-based universities with high admission standards will pick 40 percent of their freshmen through a [...]