Kim Jong-un 'Barely Managed at Swiss School'

      April 03, 2012 13:07

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had difficulty adjusting to life at the international school in Switzerland where he was enrolled for two years in the 1990s, Swiss daily Le Matin reported Sunday.

      Citing anonymous sources, the paper said Kim was absent for 75 days in his first year at the school in Bern, and for 105 days of the second year. One source, who said he was a classmate of Kim's, said the leader-in-waiting often came to school in the afternoon only and got poor grades.

      Sources said Kim, who used the pseudonym Pak Un, got 3.5 points out of six in natural sciences, and barely passed math, social studies and German. Kim was initially placed in an advanced class but was moved down and only got the minimum grade needed to pass. But he got five points out of six in music and technical studies.

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