|▲ The GSC are maintaining that the school and the professors should stop interfering.|
/Photograph by Yim Se-youn
The General Student Council (GSC) opened a press conference regarding school’s decision to organize a huge job conference on the same day with Students' General Meeting. The Employment System (ES) of Dongguk University has scheduled a job aptitude examination for conglomerates on the same day at the same time with the meeting. Students cast a doubt on the reasons for such placement and denounced the school and some of the professors who required students to attend the lecture.
The GSC has prepared Students’ General Meeting for an active discussion along with students on the problems that had been troublesome to students on September 17, which is today. The Employment System arranged the examination lecture in the Mid Auditorium in the Main Hall on the same day. The organizations that have joined are a well-known conglomerates, such as LG, SK, CJ E&M, etc. The GSC expressed its doubt on why the examination lecture that is held today gets a special treatment since there are banners all over the campus that promotes the lecture while other lectures do not get equal treatment.
The GSC argued that some of the professors who are in charge of the classes related to self-development required the students to attend the lecture and, if they do not, they will be marked absent. Because the attendance, homework assignment, and extra points are in the hands of professors, such qualifications can be modified. The GSC stated that it is questionable why several professors are eager to increase the attendance rate of the examination lecture that is held today.
The GSC asserted that professors in self-development courses who insist students to attend employment related special lecture that lasts for nearly three hours instead of discussing student’s life and vision during an one or two hours class time is doubtful. It also said “Forcing the students to take and being irresponsible for the students’ time is definitely not a right attitude of a true educator.”
The ES claimed, "The job aptitude examination for conglomerates has been planned more than a month ago just like other special lectures. We found out that the date of the employment lecture is the same with that of Students’ General Meeting about a week ago when school press as well as external press made a contact with us.” The ES also said numerous employment related programs are hosted by it from late August to October which is the recruitment season for a lot of conglomerates. It continued that due to the characteristics of self-development course has, it is deeply connected to employment related lectures. The ES lastly stated that “We only host the special lectures and check the attendance. It is each professor's decision to replace his or her classes."
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