July 11, 2020

North Korean officials rank top universities, criticize “whining” stragglers
Meeting follows Kim Jong Un's September complaints that DPRK education “lags far behind” global trends

A recent national conference of top officials in North Korean education ranked some of the country's top universities, party daily the Rodong Sinmun reported Mondayas well as condemning some schools for "whining" and the continued shortcomings in the sector.

The meeting, conducted "in a format of a video conference," saw officials from across the country assess "the achievement, experience, and lessons in accomplishing the party's educational policies," the newspaper reported.