March 14, 2019 10:14
After-school English classes for first and second graders will resume in April after a vote in the National Assembly reversed a ban, according to the Education Ministry on Wednesday.
They were banned last year since regular English classes start in third grade and children younger than that were to be protected from excessively long hours.
But the ban caused an uproar among parents, and Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae promised last October to lift it again.
"We'll conduct a survey to find out how many parents want" the after-school English classes, a ministry official said. "They can resume as early as April."
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