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Koreans More Distrustful than in the Past

Koreans More Distrustful than in the Past

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The results of a survey that asked South Koreans about their trust in others revealed that the level trust among Koreans has fallen significantly over the past 30 years. In addition, the level of “social capital” within society was found to be extremely low. Professor Kim Hui-sam at the [...]

Record Breaking Number of Foreigners Come to Korea to Learn the Language

Record Breaking Number of Foreigners Come to Korea to Learn the Language

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — With K-pop music breaking global music records, the number of international students who arrived in South Korea last year to study Korean also reached an all-time high. And for the first time, the number of language students surpassed those who were in the nation to earn an academic degree. [...]

Seoul to Aid Youth with Unpaid Student Loans

Seoul to Aid Youth with Unpaid Student Loans

SEOUL, Jun, 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will join hands with the Korea Student Aid Foundation (KSAF) to help youth currently in credit delinquency resulting from student loans, by offering funds totaling 160 million won. Those eligible for the bailout should be credit delinquents residing in Seoul or having graduated from a [...]

NHRCK Survey Confirms High School Teachers Are Sexually Harassing Their Students

NHRCK Survey Confirms High School Teachers Are Sexually Harassing Their Students

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Four out of 10 high student students believe that sexual harassment by teachers takes place in school, according to a survey carried out by a government institution. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea released on Thursday the results of an investigation into sexual harassment by teachers. Of the [...]

More S. Korean Students Getting Obese

More S. Korean Students Getting Obese

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The obesity rate among South Korea’s primary and secondary school students has been gradually increasing due largely to excessive studying, lack of sleep and physical activity and the consumption of more unhealthy food, government data said Thursday. According to the Education Ministry’s 2017 student health statistics, the portion of [...]