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Reform of S. Korean universities called for

Korean News, 25 October 2001

Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA)—The National Consultative Council of Professors for Democratization and six other professor organizations in South Korea held a press conference in Seoul on October 22 and went on a signature campaign for 10,000-professor declaration demanding the reform of universities, according to the South Korean Kyunghyang Daily News. The organizations at the press conference said that the neo-liberalist policy of the ministry of education to introduce the principle of market into the operation of universities, the repeal of the amendment to the private school act, etc. compelled the professors to come out as the driving force for the reform of universities.

They decided to conduct an all-out signature campaign and hold a seminar for the uprooting of irregularities in the campus operation and the democratic revision of the private school act and host a meeting of professors within November.