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Ministry opens full-blown probe into Ewha univ.

The Education Ministry on Friday launched an investigation into Ewha Womans University on allegations that the school gave preferential treatment to the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, a veiled confidante of President Park Geun-hye who is at the center of an unraveling influence-peddling scandal.

“A team of 12 will inspect the school for two weeks. It can stretch longer, if necessary,” a ministry official said.

The ministry has been looking into some school records and documents after allegations surfaced that Chung Yoo-ra, a horseback rider, had been unfairly admitted to the school and was given good grades despite missing most of her classes.

Ewha’s president Choi Kyung-hee resigned last week amid a nearly three-month sit-in by students.

By Korea Herald staff / (
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