Education News

From NK Zone:

North Korea has changed its middle school examinations from all-day essay writing events to a multiple choice and “fill in the blank” format,Xinhua news agency reports. 

It says “the totally new exam system will test the results of the students’ study more scientifically”, will make the exams shorter and will “reduce subjective factors in taking the exam and will test the results of the students’ study more fairly”.

Quoting the Korea Central New Agency, it says the changes were discussed by education officials, scholars and teachers over several years and that foreign languages, computer science and practical subjects will also be tested orally.

It provides no further details, but given how little is known about the NK education system, I thought this was worth mentioning.
The Library of Congress gives an outline of education in NK here and a South Korean professor has written an article here.


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