| <KFTA’s 90th Board of Representatives is held.>
The Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations (KFTA) held the 90th Board of Representatives at its auditorium on April 24th. On the day, KTFA adopted eight resolutions to urge the government and related political bodies to expand educational support for improvement of the school environment and to draft and plan practical education policies for the schools.
KFTA Board of Representatives declared their position on issues such as education finance, evaluation of academic achievement and revealing the college entrance exam scores to the public, college entrance system, election system for education superintendents, reducing performance evaluation period for educators, public subscriptions for disqualified principals, and amendment of public official pension law.
Mr. Derek Pornsima, President of Teachers’ Council of Thailand and Mr. Prakit Yangkong, Foreign Relations Officer participated in the 90th Board of Representatives and delivered a congratulatory message with the point that "Let's find a way to share Korea's developed education systems and improve collaboration between Korea and other Asian countries." President Derek Pornsima, during his three day visit to Korea, took part in the KFTA's Board of Representatives and the meeting with the faculties of Seoul National University of Education.
Also, KTFA Board of Representatives approved Kyung-yun Kim, KFTA's current Chief Director recommended by the Board of Directors, to be the new Secretary General. Secretary General Kim has had various integrated experiences by working as Chief Officer of KFTA Public Relations Office, Director of Education Policy Institute and Director of Policy Negotiation Department for the past 23 years since starting to work at KFTA in 1986. He emphasized that "I will do my best in carrying out my role as Secretary General of KFTA to safely secure educational authority and teaching profession and to achieve the public credit for education society of Korea.", and added, "With the reinforced structure and diversified policies, KFTA will function as the center for educational development of Korea as well as strong supporter for working teachers."
KFTA's Secretary General elected upon the approval by Board of Representatives after being recommended by Board of Directors enforces what Board of Representatives and Board of Directors decide. Its term of office is three years and allows one time reappointment. The inauguration ceremony was held on April 29th.