Demanding that public after-school programs resume

Demanding that public after-school programs resume

Unionized instructors in public after-school programs hold signs during their press conference in front of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education in Seoul, Thursday, calling for the resumption of public after-school programs. The lecturers, who are mostly freelancers, have had a hard time as public schools have stopped their regular after-school programs amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Yonhap

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