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Gov’t to Strengthen Crackdown on Irregularities in Private Education

Gov’t to Strengthen Crackdown on Irregularities in Private Education

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The education ministry said Friday it will conduct a special crackdown on alleged irregularities in the private education sector, including high-priced consulting services tailored for college admission. The move is part of the government’s pre-emptive measures to tackle potential rises in expensive private tutoring services as the government has [...]

Private Education Costs Up 4.4 pct in 2018

Private Education Costs Up 4.4 pct in 2018

SEJONG, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s total spending on private education for children came to about 19.5 trillion won (US$17.2 billion) in 2018, up 4.4 percent from a year earlier, government data showed Tuesday. The data compiled by Statistics Korea showed that 72.8 percent of 5.58 million students across the country received private [...]

S. Korea to Introduce High School Credit System Modeled After Finland and the U.S.

S. Korea to Introduce High School Credit System Modeled After Finland and the U.S.

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to introduce a credit system for high schools where students can choose the subjects they want to study, just like at university. High school credit systems are already in place in Finland and the United States, regarded by some as the two most innovative countries in [...]

Rising Expenses on Private Education Despite Low Birth Rate and Declining Government Support

Rising Expenses on Private Education Despite Low Birth Rate and Declining Government Support

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a report released by Statistics Korea on Tuesday, government support for public education reached 53 trillion won (US$47.2 billion) in 2015, up 2.8 percent from the previous year. The support for public education was targeted to young children aged 6 to 17. However, the support for public [...]

8 out of 10 Elementary Schoolers Receive Private Education: Data

8 out of 10 Elementary Schoolers Receive Private Education: Data

SEJONG, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight out of 10 primary school students received private education and other extracurricular activities in the past decade, with a majority of their parents feeling the pinch of high education costs, data showed Monday. According to the data compiled by Statistics Korea, 80 percent of the country’s elementary school [...]