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More Children Quit Elementary and Middle School to ‘Learn What They Like’

More Children Quit Elementary and Middle School to ‘Learn What They Like’

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The percentage of students quitting high school has dropped over the last three years but more students have quit elementary and middle schools, a survey showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Gender and Equality said 56.9 percent of teenagers who have dropped out of public school either by quitting, refusing to [...]

SNU Law Students Help Pakistani Family Acquire Refugee Status

SNU Law Students Help Pakistani Family Acquire Refugee Status

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Law school students at Seoul National University (SNU) have helped Pakistani nationals facing the risk of honor killing acquire refugee status in South Korea. The Seoul High Court recently ruled against the Korea Immigration Office’s earlier decision not to recognize the Pakistani family as refugees. The Pakistani father has [...]

Anxiety On the Rise Among Elementary School Students in Pandemic Era

Anxiety On the Rise Among Elementary School Students in Pandemic Era

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A significant number of elementary school students have been facing anxiety and depression since the onset of the pandemic era, survey showed Wednesday. The Korea Educational Environments Protection Agency conducted a survey of 341,412 children attending elementary, middle and high school, in which 25.4 percent of elementary school students [...]

Digital Literacy of Elementary and Middle School Students Up Compared to Pre-COVID-19 Level

Digital Literacy of Elementary and Middle School Students Up Compared to Pre-COVID-19 Level

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The digital literacy capability of South Korean elementary and middle school students improved as the spread of COVID-19 resulted in an increase in non-face-to-face learning through the use of information and communication technology (ICT) and computers. According to a survey conducted by the Korea Education and Research Information Service [...]

College Students Shun Jobs that Do Not Keep Working Hours: Survey

College Students Shun Jobs that Do Not Keep Working Hours: Survey

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The jobs that are least popular among university students are the ones that do not keep regular working hours, a survey showed Sunday. The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training conducted a survey of 8,353 juniors at universities nationwide to gain insight into their job preferences. The [...]

Schools Witness Polarization of Academic Achievement as Pandemic Drags On

Schools Witness Polarization of Academic Achievement as Pandemic Drags On

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The educational attainment gap between students is widening as schools that offer fewer offline classes are seeing students flock to both ends of the academic bell curve, a study showed Tuesday. Researchers from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Yonsei University jointly analyzed the National Assessment of [...]

1 in 4 Students Think Unification with N.K. Unnecessary: Survey

1 in 4 Students Think Unification with N.K. Unnecessary: Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of 4 South Korean students think that unification with North Korea is unnecessary, a survey showed Friday. In the online survey of 72,524 elementary, middle and high school students conducted by the education ministry and the unification ministry from Nov. 1 to Dec. 10, 61.2 percent replied [...]