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[Graphic News] Private education costs up 4.4% in 2018

South Korea’s total spending on private tuition for children came to about 19.5 trillion won ($17.2 billion) in 2018, up 4.4 percent from a year earlier, government data showed.

The data compiled by Statistics Korea showed that 72.8 percent of 5.58 million students across the country received private tutoring and other extracurricular activities in 2018.