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630 Suicides Reported Among Elementary to High Schools Students Over Past 4 yrs

630 Suicides Reported Among Elementary to High Schools Students Over Past 4 yrs

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A total of 630 elementary to high school students took their own lives over the past four years, due mainly to family feuds, an education ministry report showed Thursday. According to the report submitted to Rep. Kim Byong-wook of the People Power Party, 388 high school students died by [...]

Student Drug Offenders Jump 2.5-fold Over 3 yrs: Report

Student Drug Offenders Jump 2.5-fold Over 3 yrs: Report

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Student drug offenders jumped nearly 2.5-fold over the past three years, marking a sharp increase compared with a 1.3-fold rise in overall drug offenders seen during the period, a report showed Thursday. According to the police report submitted to Democratic Party Rep. Kang Deuk-gu, the number of elementary to [...]

Chronic Disease Index Rises Among Students in Post-pandemic Era

Chronic Disease Index Rises Among Students in Post-pandemic Era

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Various indices measuring the country’s overall levels of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels in the liver among elementary, middle and high school students have worsened since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Tuesday. Rep. Shin Hyun-young of the Democratic Party shared reports from the Seoul [...]

Education Ministry to Host Online Career Class with Experts in Various Fields

Education Ministry to Host Online Career Class with Experts in Various Fields

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education will provide a new opportunity for students to explore careers in new industries, including aerospace and artificial intelligence, from their classrooms. The ministry said Wednesday it will host an online career class with experts representing various new industry sectors for four months from next week [...]

School Violence Increases as Classes Return to Normal: Survey

School Violence Increases as Classes Return to Normal: Survey

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the return to in-person classes, violence in schools has increased this year, a government survey showed Tuesday. In the survey by the education ministry, 1.7 percent of students said they suffered violence in schools in 2022, up 0.6 percentage points from last year, when most schools shifted classes [...]

Students Regard One’s Ability as Top Criterion for Rewards: Study

Students Regard One’s Ability as Top Criterion for Rewards: Study

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Teenagers regard one’s ability as the most important criterion for distributing rewards, a study indicated Thursday. The report published by the Korea Educational Development Institute surveyed about 500 students from a total of three middle and high schools about their perception of fair distribution. They were presented with various [...]

2 High School Students Caught Hacking Teachers’ Laptops to Steal Exam Papers

2 High School Students Caught Hacking Teachers’ Laptops to Steal Exam Papers

GWANGJU, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Two high school students in the southwestern city of Gwangju are under investigation after being caught hacking into their teachers’ notebook computers to steal exam papers, police and municipal education officials said Wednesday. The two unnamed second-year students of Daedong High School in Gwangju, 330 kilometers south of Seoul, [...]

Rights Watchdog Says Boarding School’s Limit on Going Outside During Weekends Violates Basic Rights

Rights Watchdog Says Boarding School’s Limit on Going Outside During Weekends Violates Basic Rights

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Limiting boarding school students from going outside of campus even during weekends infringes upon their rights to freedom of movement, the state rights watchdog said Friday. A high school student, whose name was withheld, filed a petition with the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, claiming the boarding school’s [...]