Private Education Spending to Be Halved
Lee Ju-ho, first vice minister of education, science and technology, has vowed to put all efforts into reducing the cost of private education that burdens many Korean parents and students.
It was also a pledge of the Lee Myung-bak administration during the presidential campaign, and the vice minister is a core member of the current government’s education policy. According to the National Statistics Office, approximately 2 trillion won is spent annually on private education.
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