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[VIDEO NEWS] Jung Yong-hwa was accepted to Kyung Hee University’s graduate school without an interview

Jan 18,2018
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1) Jung Yong-hwa, singer in the boy band CNBlue, was accepted to Kyung Hee University without having an official interview like other students.

2) The police stated that a man surnamed Lee, a professor at Kyung Hee University, who was the dean of the graduate school in 2016, is suspected of accepting Jung to the school even though he didn’t have an interview.

3) In Oct. 2016, Jung applied to the same school for a doctoral degree, but was rejected because he didn’t attend the interview.

4) Two months later, Jung reapplied to the school during the next admission session, and again missed the interview.

5) However, he was accepted to the school.

6) Jung’s management company stated that, “The professor told us that he was going to come to our office, and emphasized the fact that the interview isn’t that important.”

7) “Attending the interview session isn’t difficult at all. We never asked the school a favor,” they insisted.

8) In spite of their explanation, the public is still irritated. As a result, Jung’s management company made a public apology.

9) “Due to the school’s constant recommendation for him to apply to their school, Jung Yong-hwa applied to the school for a doctoral degree during the school’s additional recruitment period and was accepted. We’ve been investigated by the police, and Jung is currently taking a leave of absence from the school.”

10) A: “Jung Yong-hwa trusted the professor, but the professor betrayed him.”

B: “I’ve heard of several video interviews held by foreign companies, but how can a professor visit an office to have an interview with
him? It's ridiculous.”

C: “I can tell Kyung Hee University tried to advertise their school by accepting Jung Yong-hwa, but I guess it turned out to be a failure.”

10) People believe that Jung received a leg up in his admission to the school.

11) Jung’s management company asserted that “No one got rejected by the school during the additional recruitment period. We believe no one has been affected by Jung."

12) After the Chung Yoo-ra case, the issue of unfair admissions to universities has surfaced again.


Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Directed by Lee Jeong-bong
Produced by Kim Su-hyeon
Narrated by Paeng Hye-rim
Translated by Kim Hyeon-sung
Edited by James Constant