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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 [...]

S. Korean Teenagers Rank Lowest in Happiness Among Developed Countries

S. Korean Teenagers Rank Lowest in Happiness Among Developed Countries

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Children and teenagers in South Korea are suffering from sleep deprivation, and their level of happiness is also the lowest among other developed countries. According to a report released Tuesday by Statistics Korea, the average daily sleep time for children and teenagers was 7.3 hours as of last year. [...]

Study Tracks Evolution in Priorities for University Freshmen from 1999 to 2019

Study Tracks Evolution in Priorities for University Freshmen from 1999 to 2019

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Students who started their undergraduate degree in 1999 consist mainly of those born in the 1980s. while undergrads who started university in 2019 were born in 2000s. How different are the views of college life between these two generations? Daehak Naeil, a weekly magazine for college students, surveyed 150 [...]

University Administrators, Students Butt Heads over Campus Posters

University Administrators, Students Butt Heads over Campus Posters

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy looms over university authorities requiring students to obtain ‘pre-authorization’ for putting up posters on university campuses or taking them down arbitrarily. Recently, students at Dongduk Women’s University put up posters throughout the campus criticizing professors and instructors who made sexist remarks, as well as the school’s ‘repression of [...]

University Students Help to Spread Vegan Culture

University Students Help to Spread Vegan Culture

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The influence of vegan students is beginning to manifest itself at university snack distributing events hosted by student councils and other organizations for those preparing for their final exams. Ewha Womans University’s student council prepared and provided 240 servings of almond milk and glucose candies without dairy products on Friday in [...]

Poor Gender Education Results in Elementary School Students Describing Different Career Aspirations

Poor Gender Education Results in Elementary School Students Describing Different Career Aspirations

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey by the government showed that career aspirations among elementary school students differed based on gender. The Ministry of Education conducted a survey of 24,000 elementary, middle, and high school students inquiring about preferred career aspirations, in which athletes, teachers and YouTube creators were most popular. From [...]

Seoul to Create ‘Shared Campuses’ by Combining High Schools

Seoul to Create ‘Shared Campuses’ by Combining High Schools

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to introduce a new program to gather between three and five high schools in one area to run them as a single educational institution similar to a university. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) announced on Monday that it will begin testing the [...]

School Milk Program Under Fire as Popularity Wanes

School Milk Program Under Fire as Popularity Wanes

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Skeptical views towards the school milk program in South Korea are rapidly increasing. According to the Korea Dairy Committee, the rate of milk supply at schools steadily decreased since it hit 53.2 percent in 2014, dropping to 50.8 percent in 2017. Parents of elementary school students decide whether they [...]