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A sign of the times to come?

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Looks like elementary schools are seeing record low enrollment rates. Likely attributed to the declining birth rate along with wealthier Koreans seeking education for their children outside of Korea (good on them) but could also mean less need for after-school academies and less need for manpower for English programs in public schools. Of course this will probably not have an effect for several more years but one must wonder what it will be like in 20 or 30 years if the birth rate does not rise.

The birth rate is an issue that can’t be resolved too quickly but I think we can all agree that there must be major reforms to the public education system in Korea. Of course this part made me laugh:

Despite the decline in the number of students, the number of schools has increased. There are eight new schools among the 586 elementary schools in Seoul, 374 middle schools with five new ones and 308 high schools with six being new.

Not really thinking ahead, are we?


Written by recruiterinkorea

December 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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