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Education in South Korea

South Korean education board probes cram schools after exam leaks

South Korean officials yesterday launched an investigation into cram schools after a cheating scandal that led to the nationwide cancellation of US university entrance exams this month. The education office in the capital Seoul started the special probe into a number of private academies suspected of illegally obtaining questions for the SAT and leaking them to pupils, a spokesman said.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 2:44am

South Korean students helped through most important day

Military training was suspended, flights rescheduled and emergency calls reserved for latecomers yesterday as hundreds of thousands of South Korean students sat a crucial college entrance examination.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:20am

S Korean parents turn to crime over school access

South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday charged 47 parents with forging documents to enrol their children in foreign-run schools to give them an edge in the country’s hyper-competitive education system.

6 Nov 2012 - 5:43pm

Parents turn up heat on national education

A parents' concern group seeking to delay the introduction of national-education lessons in schools is urging supporters to write to their children's schools to voice their opposition.

It also hopes they will write to the schools they attended as children.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:12pm

Learning valuable lessons

Hong Kong is completing its academic structure reform with the launch of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination in March and a four-year university degree to commence in September.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Understanding Korean

Popular Korean television dramas and K-pop music are motivating people in Hong Kong to discover more about Korean culture through learning the language. As Korean is not taught in local schools, increasing numbers of young people, in particular, are enrolling in Korean language classes offered by private language schools around the city.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Stress test

It's the start of a new school year and as the excited, the scared and the indifferent all climb back on the school bus, I wonder if this is the year our city will fix our education.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Mixed schools don't mean low grades

Some parents prefer to send their children to single-sex schools. They believe these schools prevent children being distracted by the opposite sex, so they'll do better in exams.

But just because students don't study at a co-educational school, it doesn't mean they won't date.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Language-skills gap breeds class division

Exactly 10 years ago today, this newspaper carried a story by a young reporter called Shirley Kwok. She looked forward a decade and imagined a Hong Kong where education had gone through big reforms and primary-school pupils 'all speak fluently with their teachers in both English and Putonghua'.

30 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Question of the week: Do you support small-class teaching in Hong Kong?

Ophelia Chan, 17, St Clare's Girls' School

Small-class teaching cannot guarantee increased student achievements and less disciplinary problems. Students need effective teachers - simply reducing the class size won't have a great impact on children's development.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am