Education ministry plans to use supplementary budget to reduce classroom crowding amid pandemic

SEOUL-- The Ministry of Education will use a supplementary budget to alleviate classroom crowding in order to bring more students back into school buildings come September amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry's document has shown.According to the d...

S. Korea to launch national committee to ensure unwavering long-term education policy

SEOUL– A new act will enable South Korea to establish a national committee in charge of ensuring the country follows a stable, long-term education policy regardless of a change of…

Universities to gradually expand in-person classes in fall semester

SEOUL, Universities and colleges in South Korea are planning to gradually expand in-person classes in the fall semester in line with the nation’s rising rate of vaccinations against COVID-19, officials…

Int’l forum of history teachers to honor Korean War veterans

WASHINGTON– An international forum of history teachers from 22 countries that took part in the Korean War will be held next month to honor the sacrifice of their veterans, organizers…

S. Korean students likely to attend in-person schooling full-time come fall: ministry

SEOUL– Most South Korean pupils will be able to return to their classrooms full-time come fall, the Ministry of Education announced Sunday, inching toward a return to the pre-pandemic normal…

N. Korea replaces chief of Kim Il-sung University: state media

SEOUL– North Korea has replaced the president of Kim Il-sung University, who doubles as minister of higher education, a state broadcaster reported Sunday. An official named Kim Sung-chan was appointed…

Education ministry to announce plans for full school reopening Sunday

SEOUL– The government will unveil plans over the weekend to fully reopen schools in fall as the nation is speeding up vaccinations against COVID-19, officials said Wednesday. The education ministry…

In-person attendance at middle schools in greater Seoul to increase ahead of full reopening

SEOUL– Middle schools in the greater Seoul area are set to increase the portion of students attending in-person classes starting Monday ahead of the government’s plan to fully resume classes…

South Jeolla Province becomes 1st school system to fully reopen amid slow virus infections

SEOUL– Schools in South Jeolla Province brought all students back to their classrooms on Monday for the first time since the pandemic began early last year, in an apparent sign…

Gov’t to expand in-person classes this month amid concerns about education gap

SEOUL-- Many South Korean students were found to have fallen behind in Korean, math and English, research showed Wednesday, confirming pandemic learning loss amid yearlong remote learning.The Ministry of Education unveiled the results of the educationa...