S Korea's focus shifts from education to jobs

Government's new policy is encouraging people to enter the workforce earlier and start contributing to the economy.

    In South Korea, being accepted to university is the highest priority for most young people and their parents. But the government's new policy encourages young people to bypass higher education in favour of earlier entry to the workforce. Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Seoul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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