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Parents Seek Out Protective Masks as School Year Approaches

Parents Seek Out Protective Masks as School Year Approaches

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the coronavirus outbreak, parents are scrambling over protective masks as the first day of the new school year approaches on March 23. Schools in North Chungcheong Province, for instance, have 460,000 protective masks in stock, which is the minimum amount required in accordance with quarantine standards. The masks [...]

Students’ Private Education Spending Surges to 10-year High in 2019

Students’ Private Education Spending Surges to 10-year High in 2019

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Korean students’ spending on private education spiked to a 10-year high in 2019, data from the Ministry of Education and Statistics Korea showed Tuesday, reflecting undiminished parental enthusiasm for their children’s academic achievements. Elementary, middle and high school students spent 20.99 trillion won (US$17.6 billion) on private [...]

Middle School Students Create Coronavirus Information Board

Middle School Students Create Coronavirus Information Board

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — With the novel coronavirus outbreak spreading rapidly in South Korea, a new website and application CoronaNOW (https://coronanow.kr) are receiving high attention. CoronaNOW provides information about the current status of infections in South Korea through a comprehensive situation board based on data provided by the Korea Centers for Disease Control [...]

One in Three S. Korean Students Says Korean Peninsula Not Peaceful

One in Three S. Korean Students Says Korean Peninsula Not Peaceful

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — About one in three South Korean students sees the Korean Peninsula as not peaceful, a government poll showed Tuesday, apparently reflecting chilled inter-Korean relations and stalemated denuclearization talks. According to the survey of 66,042 students at 598 elementary, middle and high schools across the country during the October-November period [...]

Students Struggle with Cancellation of University Orientation Programs

Students Struggle with Cancellation of University Orientation Programs

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Class of 2024 are expecting a rather quiet school year as universities are cancelling various events intended to welcome the new students following the coronavirus outbreak. Graduation ceremonies at most high schools have either been delayed, or carried out in classrooms, instead of outdoors. University orientation sessions, enrollment [...]

Ministry to Widen Democratic Citizen Education Following Voting Age Lowering

Ministry to Widen Democratic Citizen Education Following Voting Age Lowering

SEJONG, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Educational authorities will make sure high school students can receive education about how to exercise their rights as democratic citizens after the country’s minimum voting age was lowered to 18 last month, Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae has said. “The voting age reduction is meaningful, and we will provide democratic [...]