July 31, 2013 10:30
High schools will begin providing free education from next year, and this will be expanded to all high schools across the country by 2017.
The move to ease the burden of soaring education costs was one of President Park Geun-hye's key campaign pledges. It will cover admission costs, tuition fees and text books.
The decision was made by officials at the presidential office and members of the ruling Saenuri Party at the National Assembly on Tuesday.
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