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Private Education Expenses Hit Record High in 2021 amid COVID-19 Restrictions in School Classes

Private Education Expenses Hit Record High in 2021 amid COVID-19 Restrictions in School Classes

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Spending on private after-school classes hit a record high of 23.4 trillion won (US$18.9 billion) last year amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic that restricted in-person school education, according to a survey released by the education ministry Friday. The 2021 expenditures, based on a survey of some 74,000 elementary to [...]

S. Korea Steps Up to Provide Learning Assistance to Multicultural Children

S. Korea Steps Up to Provide Learning Assistance to Multicultural Children

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is stepping up to help children from multicultural families to attend college. The government held a committee session last week to decide upon relevant policies. Last year, the number of children from multicultural families attending elementary, middle and high school surpassed the 160,000 milestone, setting a new [...]

Education Ministry Project Builds ICT-powered Experimental Classroom in Cambodia

Education Ministry Project Builds ICT-powered Experimental Classroom in Cambodia

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The education ministry has launched an assistance project to build a smart classroom in Cambodia to help the country experiment with teaching and learning through up-to-date information and communications technology (ICT) devices, officials said Tuesday. Under the joint project launched with the Busan city education office and the APEC [...]

Students from Poorer Households Less Likely to Attend Prestigious Universities: Study

Students from Poorer Households Less Likely to Attend Prestigious Universities: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Parents’ level of education and income level have a significant impact on a child’s college entrance, a study showed Thursday. The Korea Institute of Public Finance released a report that uses the Graduates Occupational Mobility Survey (GOMS) to measure the Global Opportunity Index (GOI) and Relative Index of Inequality [...]

Sannam S4 Reveals Globally Certified International Education Adviser Programme in Aim to Provide Best in Class In-country Support

Sannam S4 Reveals Globally Certified International Education Adviser Programme in Aim to Provide Best in Class In-country Support

NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Sannam S4 has achieved full accreditation under the CPD Certification Service for their International Education Adviser Programme, in the top five markets across the globe; US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. The Adviser programme is featured within the Sannam S4’s Centre of Excellence, an internal Learning and Development [...]

Afghan Children Find Comfort in South Korea

Afghan Children Find Comfort in South Korea

CHEONGJU, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Children of some 390 Afghans under South Korean protection were seen welcoming a Korean instructor on Thursday. Currently staying at the National Human Resources Development Institute in the nation’s central county of Jincheon, they seemed to have adjusted well in less than two months. The North Chungcheong Province education [...]

S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has larger class sizes and lower employment rates among the highly educated than Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) averages, the education ministry said Friday. According to the latest edition of the OECD’s “Education at a Glance,” released by the Ministry of Education, elementary and middle [...]

Gov’t Seeks to Promote Education of Critical Foreign Languages

Gov’t Seeks to Promote Education of Critical Foreign Languages

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has drafted a new mid-term plan to expand the education of 53 foreign languages that are less commonly taught but deemed increasingly important to the nation’s engagement with the world, officials said Sunday. Education, justice, gender and other ministers Wednesday discussed the education ministry’s proposal for the [...]

N. Korea Develops AI Robot for Children’s Education

N. Korea Develops AI Robot for Children’s Education

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean kindergartens and elementary schools have started to use robots for education. Voice of Korea, Pyongyang’s state-run radio station, posted a video on its official website on Thursday in which students were seen speaking to a robot while looking up at the robot’s ‘face’, or scanning cards with the [...]