Adult students in a class at Wooridul School in Seoul. Photo: AFP

North Korean defectors head back to school in the South to ‘re-educate’ themselves

  • In North Korea, much of the curriculum is devoted to the official biographies of the Kim leadership, so students learn to ‘appreciate the love and care of the great leaders’
  • The education system means North Korean escapees enter the South with a lack of basic knowledge normally learnt at primary and middle schools
Topic |   South Korea

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Adult students in a class at Wooridul School in Seoul. Photo: AFP
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