Nearly 550,000 Korean students take college exam held at 1,185 test sites nationwide

Nearly 550,000 Korean students take college exam held at 1,185 test sites nationwide


so it’s a day of soon in South Korea’s
annual national college entrance exam the students started the most stressful
day of their young lives one hour 20 minutes ago given the level of stress
involved the whole country is taking its usual steps so the students can take
their once-in-a-lifetime test as comfortably and peacefully as possible
chair Jang Yoon starts us off at this time of the year Korean students take
the college scholastic ability test called swooning in Korean on Thursday
morning if what it is the coldest hooning in five years nearly five
hundred and fifty thousand students that at their once-in-a-lifetime college
entrance exams at 1185 test sites nationwide the number of test takers
this year is down more than 40,000 from last year due to an overall drop in the
school age population the exams consists of Korean language mathematics English
Korean history and subjects of the students choice in either social or
natural science some students can selectively take another foreign
language or Chinese characters in Korea Sunna is a symbol of finalizing 12 years
of elementary middle and high school education as a result determines which
university they enter next year to say the whole academic life of a Korean
student leads up to this one-day would not be an exaggeration this as there’s a
strong belief in Korean society that the college you attend shapes one’s future
as the exam is considered a once-in-a-lifetime challenge friends
teachers and parents came to the test sites to give their encouragement my son
prepared for years to take this test some days not going to sleep until the
two in the morning I hope he gets a good result so that he can go to the college
he wants I came early this morning to support our seniors I wish them good
luck after all their years of studying nationwide measures are being taken to
support the test takers as well during the morning rush hour workers in the
public sector and some private firms started work an hour later than usual
the country stock markets has opened and closed an hour later as well
along with additional subway trains and buses police officers offered motorcycle
rides to students who are running late the best drivers have gathered she
managed the streets near test sites and Divine’s to the test takers who came to
the wrong school in the afternoon airplanes are prohibited from taking off
or landing during the 25-minute English listening test Choi Jong Hyun
Arirang news

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