Suneung examinees’ parents pray at the Jogyesa temple in Seoul for their children to pass the test. Photo: EPA-EFE Suneung examinees’ parents pray at the Jogyesa temple in Seoul for their children to pass the test. Photo: EPA-EFE
Suneung examinees’ parents pray at the Jogyesa temple in Seoul for their children to pass the test. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: South Korean students face double dread in Suneung college entrance exam and pandemic

  • About 490,000 Koreans will sit for the annual college entrance exam this year in the hope that their high scores will allow them to enter top universities
  • But students are fearful that the infamous Suneung – the Korean abbreviation for the College Scholastic Ability Test – could become a super-spreading event

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Suneung examinees’ parents pray at the Jogyesa temple in Seoul for their children to pass the test. Photo: EPA-EFE Suneung examinees’ parents pray at the Jogyesa temple in Seoul for their children to pass the test. Photo: EPA-EFE
Suneung examinees’ parents pray at the Jogyesa temple in Seoul for their children to pass the test. Photo: EPA-EFE
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