30% of Multicultural Children in S. Korea Not Receiving Public Education


A recent survey shows that about three out of ten children of multicultural families in South Korea are not receiving proper public education.

According to a survey published on Thursday by the Ansan Migrant Children and Youth Center, there were around 28-thousand school-aged children of foreign-born parents residing in South Korea as of the end of last year.

The survey stated that up to ten-thousand of them have dropped out of South Korean public schools or failed to enroll.

The center pointed to language barrier, which in turn leads to lethargy and sense of isolation, as the major reason for their difficulty to get access to public school in South Korea.

An official of the center said the government needs to come up with various measures to help students from multicultural families adjust to the life in South Korea and the country’s public school system.