Most universities to continue remote learning

Three out of four universities in South Korea are expected to continue with remote learning throughout the first semester of this year as part of efforts to keep COVID-19 from spreading, writes Kim So-hyun for The Korea Herald.

The Korean Association of Private University Presidents said on Tuesday 12 May that a survey of 193 private, public and national four-year universities nationwide showed that 75%, or 145 institutions, will continue with remote lessons until the end of the first semester in June. Seventy-one universities decided to go on with the virtual classes for the entire semester, and 74 others said they will do so “until the coronavirus situation stabilises”, which they don’t think will happen before the summer vacation.

COVID-19 infections in Korea appeared to subside in late April and early this month, but began to rise again as a new cluster of the coronavirus among clubs and bars in Seoul’s Itaewon emerged over the long holidays. Twenty-three universities have already begun physical classes.
Full report on The Korea Herald site