This is Soowon University. A Korean university where people thought was a great school only to realize that it is not.
There has been many reports saying that despite high tuitions per semester, the students have not been getting great state of facilities and researches. There are reports that 25 students have to stand up and study in a classroom because the room only offered 25 seats and computers (there were 50 students total in that class). There are reports of dripping water on the walls and illegal downloads of softwares such as microsoft office and adobe photoshop (there are pictures showing these softwares saying that the trial date has expired)
Students are trying to find out where the portion of their tuitions are place in. With help of several teacher faculty and media research, apparently a huge sum of tuitions are ‘invested’ in the principal’s account, holding up to 6 billion won. Also, right next to the university lies a very fancy resort with a golf course, nearby those buildings is a convention center. The principal claims that he lets students use the center but barely any classes happen there. Instead, many events occur that is not even education related. These buildings are properties of the principal. What people are claiming now is that the principal is prioritizing his own profits before the students, and it’s slowly becoming to be true.
There have been many protests going around the school but some identified students suffer being expelled and even teachers get fired if they are getting close to hurting the principal. Students are further protesting for the issue to be resolved, but to this day no progress has been made.
This is not the only case of bad university management. A certain university chemical storage has a grade D safety level, meaning that one single crumble inside will BLOW THE ENTIRE UNIVERSITY APART. Despite this, the people responsible for improving the facilities and services are not doing a thing about it.
It’s not only USA students that suffer tuition rise and bad circumstances in US universities, but pretty much a lot of other countries. Education is not at fault here, the fault is at those people who loves to tie education to business. We need to rise up that we are not the firms little economic asset toys. So I request everyone to signal boost the heck out of this post. Even if it may not do much, an increase of awareness will surely start up something big internationally.
Please, spread this to everyone.