Bin ‘bi­ased’ tests, academy told

THE (Times Higher Education) - - NEWS -

The South Korean govern­ment has or­dered 11 univer­si­ties to change their ad­mis­sions tests as part of a clam­p­down on ex­ces­sive tu­tor­ing and elite pri­vate schools. The ed­u­ca­tion min­istry told the in­sti­tu­tions to re­move con­tent that was not cov­ered in the high-school cur­ricu­lum, claim­ing that it vi­o­lates reg­u­la­tions in­tended to strengthen pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion and re­duce stu­dents’ re­liance on pri­vate ed­u­ca­tion, ac­cord­ing to The Korea Times. The govern­ment is also look­ing into the pos­si­bil­ity of pun­ish­ing re­peat of­fend­ers by re­duc­ing the num­ber of stu­dents they are al­lowed to re­cruit for the 2019 aca­demic year and by de­creas­ing sub­si­dies for uni­ver­sity projects, ac­cord­ing to the pa­per.

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