"How and whether the supposedly world-class higher education institution will be managed efficiently and competently in the long term remain unclear," Korean Association of Private University Presidents Secretary General Hwang In-sung said.
KENTECH initially said it would hire 100 professors, offering them double their current pay. So far, it has recruited only 48. Worse yet, sitting alone on a 400,000-square-meter lot is one five-story building that doesn't even have a student dormitory, as promised. This, according to Hwang, is nothing but the result of administrative railroading.
"Education should never be pushed through with all the necessary procedures neglected. How KENTECH will enhance education in the country remains highly doubtful," he added.
Another point of criticism, he said, is the rushed passage of a bill last year with a last-minute amendment, whereby a 25-billion-won grant is to be provided to KENTECH, shouldered entirely by taxpayers.
관련 URL: Opening of energy technology university met with skepticism (koreatimes.co.kr)