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S. Korea to Reinforce Minor Foreign Languages including Arabic

S. Korea to Reinforce Minor Foreign Languages including Arabic

SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s government and enterprises will strengthen support for local students majoring in minor foreign languages, as part of a long-term national development strategy, the education ministry said Monday. The Ministry of Education and the National Institute for International Education unveiled a five-year policy plan calling for opening more [...]

S. Korean Schools Cancel Field Trips to China in Tourism Fallout from Missile Shield

S. Korean Schools Cancel Field Trips to China in Tourism Fallout from Missile Shield

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean travelers are increasingly wary of China as their destination, with anti-Korean sentiment rising among the Chinese over the planned deployment of a U.S. missile defense battery in South Korea, industry and public officials said Wednesday.  Lately, a growing number of Korean middle and high schools have canceled [...]

Big Data Freeway System to Connect Korean Scientists With the World

Big Data Freeway System to Connect Korean Scientists With the World

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – A big data system allowing scientists around the world to share their findings and data through ultra-fast Internet connections has been introduced in South Korea. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) joined Pacific Research Platform (PRP), an open platform science project as a global partner. The [...]

Korean Middle and High Schools Still Restrict Makeup

Korean Middle and High Schools Still Restrict Makeup

CHEONGJU, South Korea, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Although regional educational offices leave rules regarding use of makeup at the discretion of individual elementary, middle and high schools, students are still restricted in terms of their makeup choices at many Korean schools.  “Our school guidelines don’t specify the individual cosmetics products allowed or banned,” said [...]

Parents Stressed Out Over Mandatory School Volunteer Service

Parents Stressed Out Over Mandatory School Volunteer Service

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A significant number of students’ parents in South Korea don’t approve of mandatory parent volunteer programs in schools, the Korean Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) found. A total of 175 complaints were filed over the past two years according to the ACRC, with the number growing by the [...]

Seoul to Tackle Violence Against Women and Gender Inequality

Seoul to Tackle Violence Against Women and Gender Inequality

  SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans to raise gender equality awareness and ensure the safety of women in Seoul yesterday in the run-up to International Women’s Day. The government’s detailed plan includes a women’s safety app which will allow police to use surveillance cameras for monitoring and dispatch officers [...]