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Korea’s Costly Education Revolution

October 22, 2009

At 9pm Lee Ho-Seop is heading home after a day of classes he hopes will take him on a pathway into the South Korean elite.

The 18-year-old has just started his final year of high school. It will end with highly competitive exams against others trying to gain entrance to one of the ”SKY” universities, the prestigious trio of Seoul National University, Korea University and Yonsei University.

Tonight, as every night Monday to Friday, Mr Lee has spent 2½ hours in one of the private coaching colleges known as hagwon, after finishing a long day at school.

Click Here for the Full Story (Source: The Sydney Morning Herald)


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