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Private English Institutes Posing as Kindergartens May Face Penalties

Private English Institutes Posing as Kindergartens May Face Penalties

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Private institutes offering English language courses for preschoolers using the description “English kindergarten” may face punishment from the authorities, the Ministry of Education said Sunday. Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae recently presided over the 16th meeting of the Education Trust Restoration Team to discuss punitive measures against private English language [...]

S. Korea Holds Meeting to Tackle Corruption at Private Kindergartens

S. Korea Holds Meeting to Tackle Corruption at Private Kindergartens

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Officials from the presidential office, the government and the ruling Democratic Party (DP) held a meeting Sunday to discuss ways to tackle irregularities at private kindergartens. The closed-door meeting came amid growing public uproar sparked by revelations of preschool owners’ corruption by a lawmaker during a recent parliamentary audit [...]

Gov’t, Ruling Party Prepare Measures to Curb Preschool Irregularities

Gov’t, Ruling Party Prepare Measures to Curb Preschool Irregularities

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government and the ruling Democratic Party (DP) will come up with measures to tackle widespread irregularities in private kindergartens next week, a party official said Tuesday. They plan to hold a closed-door meeting Sunday amid growing public uproar sparked by revelations of preschool owners’ corruption by a lawmaker [...]

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has enacted a law aimed at requiring operators of daycare centers and kindergartens to install devices that prevent children from dying or suffering injuries after being left alone aboard school buses, the Korea Police Agency said Monday. Under the revised Road and Traffic Law, the driver of [...]

Educators Up in Arms Over Gov’t Bill to Convert Unused Elementary Schoolrooms into Preschools

Educators Up in Arms Over Gov’t Bill to Convert Unused Elementary Schoolrooms into Preschools

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Educators and school administrators are raising their voices in criticism of a revision to the Infant Care Act that was passed in the government’s Health and Welfare Committee on November 24, which decrees that unused rooms at elementary schools be repurposed for use as preschools.  Should the bill pass [...]