11:52 am - 04/10/2019

Ministry of Education reject request to withdraw cancellation of Highlight and BTOB members' degrees

The Ministry of Education will move forward with canceling the degrees of seven celebrity students from Dongshin University despite a formal objection that was filed by the university.

This January, the Ministry of Education determined that Highlight members (Lee Gikwang, Yoon Doojoon), BTOB members (Eunkwang, Yook Sungjae), Yong Junhyung, Jang Hyunseung, and singer Chu Ga Yeoul had received special treatment regarding class attendance and decided to cancel their credits and degrees.

A month later, Dongshin University filed a formal objection to the Ministry of Education requesting that they withdraw the cancellation. The Ministry of Education stated that they would closely review the request and accept it if deemed reasonable.

The Ministry of Education rejected the request on April 8, two months after the request was made. A source from the ministry stated, “The request to withdraw the cancellation of the idol singers’ credits and degrees has been dismissed. The credits and degrees received by Chu Ga Yeoul; Highlight’s Yoon Doojoon and Lee Gikwang; Yong Junhyung; BTOB’s Eunkwang and Yook Sungjae; and Jang Hyun Seung will be canceled. As Yook Sungjae is still attending the university, all of the credits he has received until now will be canceled, and the six other celebrities will have their degrees canceled.”

However, Dongshin University suggests that they will continue to push for the withdrawal of the cancellation of the celebrity students’ credits and degrees. A source from the university relayed to Maeil Business Newspaper, “The dismissal [of the request] isn’t the end. If we disobey the order within 90 days, we can request for an administrative judgement or litigation. We are planning to do our best to move forward with a litigation so that the students can avoid any harm.”

Source: Naver (1, 2, 3) via Soompi
rainstormraider 10th-Apr-2019 05:35 am (UTC)
Seungri really came through for these guys because this was going to be a bigger idol scandal if our Great Gatsby hadn’t proven how much of a scumbag he really was.
radowan 10th-Apr-2019 06:25 am (UTC)
u wrong for making me laugh like this lmaoooo
pikapika217 10th-Apr-2019 07:19 am (UTC)
omg 😂
krissasaur 10th-Apr-2019 03:02 pm (UTC)
Did the idols know? Imagine thinking you worked hard and then finding out it was all a sham.
dantethetaco 10th-Apr-2019 03:10 pm (UTC)
They didn't. The uni told them they didn't need to attend the classes if they had broadcasts, or something along the lines. They did assigments and exams. It's really shitty for them tbh.
krissasaur 10th-Apr-2019 03:46 pm (UTC)
Wow. That is both shitty and humiliating. All the time wasted as well. D:
xoxkenzxox 12th-Apr-2019 03:40 pm (UTC)
if the school told them it was all fine then shame on the school. that sucks.
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