South Korea: 600,000 students to sit for college entrance exam

In South Korea, fewer students are opting to take the 'Suneung' college entrance exam, favouring a new system that has a variety of sources instead of a single exam.

    The pressure's on hundreds of thousands of students in South Korea - as they sit for an exam that could determine their personal and professional futures.

    The students have prepared for the all-important college entrance test, often with years of study and long nights in afterschool programmes designed to improve their results.

    This year they were postponed because of a rare earthquake.

    Al Jazeera's Kathy Novak reports from Seoul.


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