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COVID-19 Patients to be Allowed to Take College Entrance Exam at Separate Sites

COVID-19 Patients to be Allowed to Take College Entrance Exam at Separate Sites

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean students infected with the novel coronavirus or in self-quarantine can still take the national university entrance exam at separate sites in early December. The Ministry of Education unveiled Tuesday the plan for the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), the country’s biggest academic event of the year, which [...]

Education Ministry in Talks with Universities to Have Foreign Students Take Courses Remotely in 2nd Semester

Education Ministry in Talks with Universities to Have Foreign Students Take Courses Remotely in 2nd Semester

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the education ministry has decided to encourage universities to have their foreign students take courses remotely in their home countries in the second semester. The ministry announced on Wednesday that it will carry out foreign student protection and management measures for the [...]

More Universities Endorse Case for Tuition Refunds for Classes Disrupted by Pandemic

More Universities Endorse Case for Tuition Refunds for Classes Disrupted by Pandemic

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Korean universities are positively responding to the demand for partial tuition refunds to compensate students for disrupted learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. The National Korea Maritime & Ocean University recently became the first school in the southern port city of Busan to decide to offer refunds. [...]

S. Korea Aims to Up Proportion of Female Professors in Nat’l Universities to 25 pct by 2030

S. Korea Aims to Up Proportion of Female Professors in Nat’l Universities to 25 pct by 2030

SEJONG, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) — National universities in South Korea must increase the proportion of women professors to 25 percent by 2030, the Ministry of Education said Saturday. The Cabinet approved a revised enforcement ordinance on the hiring of public educational workers on Tuesday, specifying annual goals to reduce gender gaps in professorships over [...]

S. Korean Universities Seek to Ensure Both Academic Integrity and Anti-virus Measures

S. Korean Universities Seek to Ensure Both Academic Integrity and Anti-virus Measures

SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) — As campuses have transitioned to online institutions due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools are left with an agonizing question: Should students be trusted to take online exams and not cheat? While most students uphold academic honesty, some care more about receiving better grades by looking up answers online or [...]

Konkuk University Likely to Become 1st Higher Education to Refund Tuition amid Pandemic

Konkuk University Likely to Become 1st Higher Education to Refund Tuition amid Pandemic

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A university in Seoul is moving to become the country’s first university to partially refund tuition amid the ongoing pandemic, possibly sending shock waves in the higher education circles. As the global crisis caused by the novel coronavirus has created a major disruption in the way the country’s higher [...]

COVID-19 Will Bring Fundamental Changes to the Future of Education: Report

COVID-19 Will Bring Fundamental Changes to the Future of Education: Report

SUWON, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the existing framework of education being challenged by the outbreak of the coronavirus, the future of schooling will likely to undergo a paradigm shift from education to learning, a new report predicted. The Gyeonggi Research Institute (GRI) issued on Sunday a new report titled “Future Brought Forward by [...]