Tuesday, August 21, 2007

[Korea.net News, Government Press Releases, July 13 2007] 30 Billion to Support 19 New Lifelong Learning Cities

On July 9, 2007, the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development announced its selection of 19 new lifelong learning cities, adding to the current 57 cities under operation. The number of lifelong cities now amounts to 76, accounting for one third of the 232 local governments nationwide.

For selected cities, the ministry will provide 11.4 billion Korean won over a three-year period starting 2007, plus a matching fund of 19.7 billion won from local governments. In total, approximately 31.1 billion won will be invested in building lifelong education infrastructure for the cities, developing diverse programs for adults, employing staff to operate programs, organizing administrative bodies and establishing lifelong learning networks.

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