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College Students Write Letters in Blood to Protest Indifference Towards Tuition Cuts

College Students Write Letters in Blood to Protest Indifference Towards Tuition Cuts

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy has erupted after a college student wrote a letter in his own blood, asking his university to refund school tuition and hold final examinations online amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, a post with the title, “We need a letter written in blood to get our tuition back?” [...]

Gov’t Urges Schools, Students to Settle Tuition Refund Row, Reaffirms ‘No Cash Support’ Stance

Gov’t Urges Schools, Students to Settle Tuition Refund Row, Reaffirms ‘No Cash Support’ Stance

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s education ministry on Thursday urged universities and students to mutually resolve the latter’s growing call for tuition refunds amid the new coronavirus pandemic. “(The ministry) feels regretful that students cannot attend in-person classes due to the new coronavirus. (It) also sympathizes with universities whose budgets have been [...]

Upper Elementary Students Show Highest Satisfaction for Online School

Upper Elementary Students Show Highest Satisfaction for Online School

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Upper elementary students turned out to have the highest satisfaction with online schooling, while high school students feel the most uncomfortable, a recent survey showed. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Korean schools offered classes online for the first time in their history. Educational content firm SchoolJam conducted [...]

Students Play Games or Watch YouTube During Online Classes

Students Play Games or Watch YouTube During Online Classes

SEOUL, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 60 percent of middle and high school students have either played games or watched YouTube videos during online classes. The Institute for Progressive Education conducted a survey of 560 elementary school students, 844 middle and high school students, 785 teachers, and 696 parents from May 20 to [...]