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Gov’t Tightens Virus Guidelines Against Cram Schools

Gov’t Tightens Virus Guidelines Against Cram Schools

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s education ministry on Tuesday released tightened guidelines for cram schools to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus on fears of group transmissions breaking out in the private-sector education institutions. Under the advisory, local and provincial governments will be able to impose a ban on group activities [...]

Korean Language Education Video Series Featuring BTS Set for Release This Week

Korean Language Education Video Series Featuring BTS Set for Release This Week

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The management agency of K-pop boy band BTS will this week launch a series of short video clips designed to provide Korean language education to non-Korean fans, the agency said Monday. Big Hit Entertainment said the first three episodes of the series, “Learn Korean with BTS,” will hit Weverse, [...]

Ulsan Expands “Animal Love” Pet Education Program

Ulsan Expands “Animal Love” Pet Education Program

ULSAN, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education said Tuesday it will expand and operate its “Visiting Animal Love Education” for elementary school students this year. Last year, the municipal education office received applications from elementary schools that wanted such education and held 675 education sessions at 88 schools and for [...]

S. Korea to Turn Key Elite Schools into General Ones by 2025

S. Korea to Turn Key Elite Schools into General Ones by 2025

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday announced a plan to transform three categories of elite high schools into general schools by 2025 to promote fairness in education and improve overall public education. The education ministry said autonomous private, foreign language and international high schools will be deprived of their status of [...]

Employment Rate for Korean Moms Remains Low, Despite High Enrollment in Kindergarten Programs

Employment Rate for Korean Moms Remains Low, Despite High Enrollment in Kindergarten Programs

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Countries are expanding social childcare and education systems in attempt to eliminate career breaks for women caused by childbirth and childcare. Unlike in major developed countries, however, the employment rate of women and kindergarten enrollment of children in South Korea is not directly proportional. According to an analysis released [...]

Education Ministry Presses on with VR Content Despite Safety Concerns

Education Ministry Presses on with VR Content Despite Safety Concerns

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The distribution of virtual reality (VR) textbooks for elementary school students, an initiative developed by the Ministry of Education, is being hindered by restrictions that ban children from using VR headsets. According to the guidelines set by the government, VR is defined as recreational content for school curricula that [...]

Business Administration Most Popular University Major in S. Korea

Business Administration Most Popular University Major in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Business administration appears to be the most popular and common major for South Korean university students, with domestic universities having more than 800 departments of business administration, a report said Saturday. According to the report by the Korean Educational Development Institute, four-year universities in South Korea had a total [...]