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Students File Suit for Tuition Cuts as Pandemic Disrupts Learning

Students File Suit for Tuition Cuts as Pandemic Disrupts Learning

SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean university students have joined together to file a class action lawsuit against the Ministry of Education and schools, seeking partial tuition refunds for disruptions to learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Movement for Tuition Refunds, a student group formed by the National University Student Council, held [...]

College Students Launch 200-kilometer Protest March Calling for Tuition Refund

College Students Launch 200-kilometer Protest March Calling for Tuition Refund

GYEONGSAN, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of university students from Gyeongsan in North Gyeongsang province began a 200-kilometer protest march towards the Ministry of Education in Sejong, South Chungcheong province, calling for a tuition refund after their schools delayed on-campus classes amid the continued coronavirus outbreak. The chairmen of the student councils at [...]

College Students Start Movement to Share Protective Masks with Foreigners

College Students Start Movement to Share Protective Masks with Foreigners

DAEJEON, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Local university students have decided to start a movement to share protective masks with foreign students struggling to purchase them. Students at Woosong University in the central city of Daejeon set up a donation box on the school campus on Tuesday and began activities to share protective masks to [...]

37 Percent of University Students Don’t Read Anything Besides Course Material

37 Percent of University Students Don’t Read Anything Besides Course Material

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – According to an online survey conducted by job site Albamon, more than a quarter of South Korean university students don’t read books outside of school-related material. Of the students participating in the survey, 474 of the 1,289 (36.8 percent) responded that they did not read books unrelated to school. [...]