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University Students to Take Legal Action to Recoup Tuition

University Students to Take Legal Action to Recoup Tuition

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — As criticism against the poor quality of college education ensues in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, students are taking legal action, demanding that their tuition be refunded. The National University Student Council Network and Movement for Tuition Refund, composed of student councils from over 30 universities nationwide, held [...]

Gov’t Strengthens Support for Students with Disabilities

Gov’t Strengthens Support for Students with Disabilities

SEJONG, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of stenographers and sign language interpreters helping disabled college students will increase. In addition, they will be given better treatment. The Ministry of Education announced Tuesday a plan to promote education and welfare support for disabled college students. The number of disabled college students is on the rise, from [...]

Paid Field Placement for University Students Enforced from Next Year

Paid Field Placement for University Students Enforced from Next Year

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has decided to overhaul the on-the-job training system for college students, which has been under constant scrutiny as they often work without pay. The Ministry of Education has recently drawn up a “plan to improve the on-site practice system for university students” to collect opinions from universities [...]

Despite High Rent, Living Conditions for University Students are Poor

Despite High Rent, Living Conditions for University Students are Poor

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – University students who live alone in Seoul spend more than half of their monthly living expenses on rent. It has been pointed out that there should be necessary improvement in living conditions as high rent does not provide a better living environment. The Student Council of the Workers’ Party for Reforming [...]

1 in 3 College Students Experience Forced Drinking: Poll

1 in 3 College Students Experience Forced Drinking: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of three college students said they have experienced being forced to consume alcoholic beverages, a survey showed Friday, suggesting unwanted drinking remains a problem on college campuses. According to the survey conducted by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and submitted to the National Assembly, [...]

Youth Groups and College Student Unions Push for “Train Headed for Pyongyang”

Youth Groups and College Student Unions Push for “Train Headed for Pyongyang”

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Student-run organizations of all ages have come together to launch a support group that advocates for a so-called “unification train” bound for the North Korean capital of Pyongyang by way of Yongsan Station in Seoul. The network of students composed of members of youth organizations and college student unions [...]