Universities in Korea will resume in-person classes from the upcoming fall semester, starting with small classes, laboratory courses and other kinds of instruction requiring hands-on teaching.
Starting from June 14, middle school students in the Seoul metropolitan area will go to school more often, as the government raised the attendance cap for schools from one-third to two-thirds under social distancing Level 2.
Minister of Education Yoo Eun-hae ordered Pusan National University on Wednesday investigate the alleged corrupt admission of Cho Min, daughter of former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, into medical school.
Younger students and high school seniors will be able to go to class in person every day with the start of the new school year Tuesday, while health authorities Monday warned that lax social distancing measures could lead to a rise in infections.
More young students are expected to attend in-person classes in the new semester according to plans announced by the Ministry of Education Thursday to ease some social distancing regulations in schools.
Korean elementary and middle school students ranked in the top tier in a recent international evaluation of academic achievement in mathematics and science, but they also severely lacked interest and confidence in these subjects.
A finding by the Education Ministry underscored how arbitrary our universities had been in admissions, causing dismay and distrust in the college admission system that should be fair. In self-introductory and personal statement...
Parents are balking at the poor quality of online classes for their kids as remote learning extends into a second semester amid a spike in domestic coronavirus cases.
The Ministry of Education on Wednesday abolished regulations restricting credits that can be earned through online classes in universities as remote learning becomes the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of Education said Monday that 1,845 schools nationwide have been shut down so far due to coronavirus concerns, the highest number since in-person classes resumed in June.