Seoul plans to crackdown on unlicensed English immersion camps, with Jeju National University and Korea International School stated as among the institutes currently breaking Ministry of Education rules, reports the Korea Herald.
The Ministry vowed to crackdown on institutes without licenses that are teaching students outside of school hours, such as over summer vacation periods.
More than 20 institutes across the country are currently providing such courses, charging fees of up to 3 million won, reported Rep. Jeong Jin-hoo of the Justice Party.
The Korea Herald reported Jeong as stating:
“It’s very disappointing that not only private, but state-run schools are taking advantage of students, running summer English camps to make some money off of them.”
Such English camps have become increasingly popular as alternatives to expensive study-abroad programs, but there are increasing concerns about the number of unauthorized programs.
Other private universities targeted include Korea University and Sungkyunkwan University.
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