Choi Yoo-sin, a third-year pupil at Byeogje Middle School in Goyang is been studying to participate an international higher school since she was 11 years older. Choi is one among 6,000 students who will go the entry examinations offered by the six international higher schools in Seoul.
While routine higher schools acknowledge students without an entry examination, students like Choi will consume years studying in decree to have into one of the nation’s 29 such particular higher schools.
The force this puts on inexperienced students, as easily as the substantial expense of studying additional hours at a cram school, is being resented by some parents and a teachers’ marriage that wants to view the schools abolished. Meanwhile, in the cheek of tight contest, examination questions for an entry exam to Gimpo Foreign Language High School in Gyeonggi Province were given to a personal cram school by an instructor last month.
The ensuing scandal led to 63 students having their admissions revoked, while the cram school lost its permit and the police are searching for the instructor, who has get a fugitive. The Gimpo lawsuit highlights the fact that in education-obsessed South Korea, the hunt for a place in one of the elite higher schools has begun to equal the angry struggle old students get through to give university entry tests.
Under the new democratic training structure, international word higher schools have get an option for academically talented students seeking a best syllabus and related classmates,” said Gang Moon-seok, the chairwoman of G1230, an examination planning academy in Goyang metropolis that offers classes to those seeking entrance to elite higher schools.
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, nine out of 10 entering students at international word higher schools in Seoul last year said they either took classes at a cram school or used a personal tutor to ready for the entry tests.
We should revise the new structure, not just abolish it because it has some position effects,” said Ryu.
Last year, much than half of the graduates from international word higher schools in Seoul were admitted to Korea’s best three universities.