Elementary school freshmen homeroom teachers demand excessive money… Parents ‘disgraceful’

On the 2nd, the Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North Korean Workers’ Party, published pictures of schools in various places saying, “The new school year has started in 2022.” The photo shows students attending Shinyang Elementary School in Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province. /Photo = Rodong Sinmun News 1

It is reported that the homeroom teachers, who welcomed first-year students at an elementary school in Hamheung, South Hamgyong Province, demanded unreasonable money from parents for the cost of setting up the classroom, but it was reported to the Ministry of Education.

A source from South Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on the 15th, “At Saemaul Elementary School in Hamheung City, the new semester, when new students arrive, is an opportunity for homeroom teachers (teachers) to put a tremendous burden on their parents, saying that it is a task to organize the school and classroom. A report was made to the provincial education ministry,” he said.

According to a source, at this school, classes and homeroom teachers for first-year students were previously decided in mid-March, and classrooms were assigned. After that, the homeroom teachers set up a parent committee and selected a chairperson for the various operation of the school.

In the process, the homeroom teachers were reported to have asked for 60,000 won per incoming student while talking about classrooms, research labs, and building fences.

A source said, “The reason the teachers in charge made this request is that this is the center of the city and there are many residents who live well. This is because the barriers are growing as they receive full support for their living from their parents,” he said.

In particular, teachers selected one freshman to discuss as a representative at the entrance ceremony, but first selected a few and made competition between parents to pay more, and among them, the student from the house who paid the most was the debater. It is said that the selection as a result of the parents was outraged.

In the end, parents who were angry with the behavior of these teachers reported it to the Ministry of Education and said that the problem is being dealt with. However, the source said that the homeroom teachers in question will not be dismissed, and they will only be teaching general classes as long as they do not take charge of the class.

In the midst of this, the current parents are expressing their resentment and protesting the school’s treatment of separating children from well-to-do families and children from relatively poor families into classes.

The source said, “Parents and surrounding residents are saddened that unspoiled young children have been hurt by the family’s economic situation from the moment they set foot in school, and they are terrified of the mean behavior of schools and teachers that only reveal money. I don’t know where I’m going,'” he said.

Above all, it is reported that residents are voicing their anger, saying that this is a natural occurrence, not only in schools, but everywhere, in a situation where business is not as robust as before because borders are blocked due to Corona 19 and supplies are not supplied. .

Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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