Yoon nominates ex-university head for education minister

South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday 13 April nominated Kim In-chul, former president of the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), as deputy prime minister and minister of education, writes Im Eun-byel for The Korea Herald.

Kim had been the head of HUFS since 2014 until earlier this year. Born in 1957 in Masan, South Gyeongsang Province, Kim studied public administration at HUFS, where he also earned his masters degree. He earned his doctorate at Delaware University in the United States. After returning to Korea, Kim worked as a professor in the department of public administration at HUFS.

Kim on Wednesday said that the Education Ministry should make efforts to maintain autonomous private high schools, known to be elite schools. He also said it would be “proper” for universities to raise the proportion of new students selected through regular admissions.
Full report on The Korea Herald site