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Test-takers embrace challenges of ‘Suneung’

Jo Myeong-ja, 79, has taken a long detour en route to higher education. As the oldest of some 630,000 students who took the annual college entrance exam Thursday morning, Jo stood outside the gates ...

Updated : 2015.11.12 19:05

Education ministry, foreign embassies ink deal on biz cooperation

The Unification Ministry and eight foreign embassies in Seoul agreed Thursday to cooperate on developing a program that will help middle school students explore their career options, government offic...

Updated : 2015.11.12 11:28

630,000 students take college entrance exam

More than 630,000 high school seniors and graduates in South Korea took the state-administered annual college entrance exam Thursday, as the government implemented various traffic control and anti-no...

Updated : 2015.11.12 08:54

Korea enters full ‘Suneung’ mode

As South Korean students across the country honed their academic skills in the final preparation for this year’s “Suneung” college entrance exam Wednesday, the authorities also prepared to support...

Updated : 2015.11.11 18:27

SNU’s LGBT group supports gay student chief candidate

A sexual minority group at Seoul National University on Friday expressed support for a female candidate running for SNU student council president who recently revealed that she is homosexual. Queer ...

Updated : 2015.11.11 17:33

Iceland president receives honorary doctorate from Kookmin University

Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson received an honorary doctorate from Kookmin University on Monday during his visit to South Korea this week. “We highly praise President Grimsson’s accompli...

Updated : 2015.11.10 19:54

History spat roils education scene

Seoul City plans to provide students in middle and high schools with books that chronicle the names of those who sympathized with imperial Japan during its colonial rule of Korea, stoking opposition ...

Updated : 2015.11.09 18:59

5 major disputes surrounding state textbooks

Last Friday, Choi Mong-lyong -- the government’s choice as one of the main authors for a new set of state-issued history textbooks -- resigned after allegations surfaced that he had sexual harassed ...

Updated : 2015.11.09 17:55

Education minister vows to protect textbook authors

Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea vowed that the government will protect the panel of authors for state history textbooks, who face criticism on the Internet. Last week, the government announced that...

Updated : 2015.11.09 13:31

Agency unveils first authors for state textbooks

The government on Wednesday revealed two of the authors for the planned state-issued history textbooks, along with a timeline for the books’ completion, but said it “might make public” the rest of th...

Updated : 2015.11.04 18:38

Korea confirms state textbook plan

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn announced Tuesday that South Korea would officially reinstate government-issued history textbooks for secondary education from 2017, saying that the current system had fa...

Updated : 2015.11.03 18:55

U.S. historian calls state textbook unworkable

A prominent U.S. expert on Korean history bashed the Seoul government’s plan to reinstate government-issued history textbooks, raising concerns that President Park Geun-hye is attempting to unify vi...

Updated : 2015.11.03 18:41

Korea confirms state textbook plan, says private publication failed

Prime Minster Hwang Kyo-ahn announced Tuesday that South Korea would officially reinstate government-issued history textbooks for secondary education, saying that the current private publication syst...

Updated : 2015.11.03 11:41

Ministry pushes ahead with state textbook

The government said Monday it would expedite the schedule to confirm reinstatement of government-issued history textbooks from Thursday to Tuesday, prompting a flurry of protests with the main opposi...

Updated : 2015.11.02 18:33

[Advertising Award] Start by asking why: Chadwick

Industry Awards/ Education Chadwick International Someone told me to find three reasons to say “thanks” while you walk from your bed to the bathroom every morning for a healthier and happier life...

Updated : 2015.10.30 10:37