A mother hugs her daughter ahead of her Suneung exams in Seoul on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
A mother hugs her daughter ahead of her Suneung exams in Seoul on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
South Korea

South Korea’s infamous 8-hour Suneung college exam faces growing protests amid fears over students’ mental health

  • On the third Thursday of November every year, a hush descends on South Korea as nationwide its students sit the notoriously high-pressured exam, on which much of their lives will depend
  • But the exam faces questions of its own. Not only has it been linked to mental health problems among the young, critics say it is too focused on rote learning and needs a rethink

A mother hugs her daughter ahead of her Suneung exams in Seoul on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
A mother hugs her daughter ahead of her Suneung exams in Seoul on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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