Misappropriation at 10 universities uncovered

Professors and employees at several state-run national universities in South Korea allegedly misappropriated nearly KRW10 billion (US$8.9 million) of students’ tuition fees, reports the Korean Broadcasting System.

According to an inquiry led by the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission on Tuesday 11 May, a total of KRW9.4 billion was misused at 10 national universities last year.

The funds were intended to cover student guidance programmes such as counselling and safety activities carried out by professors and staff during lunch hours, after work or on weekends. In one case, employees at a national university overstated the number of such activities by changing locations and clothes, earning KRW1.2 billion.
Full report on the KBS site