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Ministry announces plan to offset 2013 exam error

The Education Ministry on Thursday said it would apply the existing cutoff score in deciding who would be qualified for admission to the colleges they had failed to enter due to a flawed question in l...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:43

Incheon Global Campus aims to be ‘best global education hub in Northeast Asia’

As the gateway to Korea, it appears fitting that Incheon is taking the lead in attracting reputed foreign universities seeking to take root in the country.As prestigious universities turn their eyes t...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:30

Women speak English better than men: survey

Women are generally more proficient than men in learning English as a foreign language, a global education firm said Tuesday.In English First’s “EF EPI: English Proficiency Index,” which surveyed 750,000 adults across 63 countries and territories, women from nearly every country scored ...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:29

[Herald Interview] Proficient process to get linguistic edge

Living in the land of the oft-touted “English fever,” Koreans are no strangers to working hard to achieve their academic goals. They try a number of techniques ranging from eating pages off English ...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:26

Government overrides Seoul’s decision to cancel elite schools

The Education Ministry has overturned Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education’s decision to revoke six elite high schools of their privileges, officials said Tuesday.It marked the latest move in a recent standoff between the ministry and the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education over auto...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:48

Students challenge college entrance exam questions

South Korea’s crucial college entrance exam is now engulfed in another dispute over the accuracy of its questions, after both students and experts criticized this year’s exam for being “too easy.”...

Updated : 2014.11.17 21:44

Easy exam adds to confusion in college admission

Striking a balance in the difficulty level of the university entrance exam is no easy task and has always led to controversies. This year too, a dispute has arisen. However, unlike in the past, this time the College Scholastic Aptitude Test, which took place Thursday, is faulted for being ...

Updated : 2014.11.14 21:32

Students go through grueling rite of passage to enter college

A raucous crowd of well-wishers on Thursday surrounded the gates of Yongsan High School in Seoul, one of 1,216 venues for this year’s college entrance exam. The parents, teachers and high school stud...

Updated : 2014.11.13 21:31

S. Korean students take college entrance exam

More than half a million high school seniors and graduates took the annual national college entrance exam on Thursday with government measures to control traffic and muffle noise near nationwide testing sites in place.A total of 640,621 people, down about 10,000 from last year, have regist...

Updated : 2014.11.13 09:47

(Photo News) D-1 to college exam

A student looks over the guidelines for the college entrance exam at Seocho High School in Seoul on Wednesday. About 640,000 Korean students compete for freshman seats in some 400 universities nationw...

Updated : 2014.11.12 20:58

[Herald Interview] Daejeon education chief aims to foster global citizens with creativity

From an elementary school teacher to president of Hanbat National University, Seol Dong-ho has spent over 40 years as a teacher. As Daejeon’s education chief, Seol said he seeks to transform the city...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:52

Ministry to offer school safety education

South Korea’s Education Ministry said Tuesday it planned to strengthen safety education for elementary, middle and high school students as well as teacher candidates after a string of lethal accident...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:51

Seoul education chief urges child care program funding

Seoul’s education department has decided to earmark a budget that will run the state-led free child care program known as Nuri for only the first three months of 2015, urging the central government to fork out extra funds to cover the shortfalls surpassing 200 billion won.The Seoul Metrop...

Updated : 2014.11.10 19:44

Unauthorized schools hit with enrollment freeze

Fourteen unauthorized educational facilities in Gyeonggi Province will be banned from enrolling new students and calling themselves schools unless they register themselves, the Ministry of Education said Monday. The measure is part of the Education Ministry’s bid to rein in unauthorized s...

Updated : 2014.11.09 21:10

Sungkyunkwan Univ. appoints new president

Chung Kyu-sang, a law professor, will serve as president of Sungkyunkwan University from early next year, the Seoul-based university said Sunday. “In a meeting on Nov. 6, the board of directors appoi...

Updated : 2014.11.09 20:39