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Jung Yonghwa has finally revealed the details about his scandal that claimed him receiving preferential treatment in entering the PhD program at Kyunghee University.
Back then, reports said that Jung Yonghwa was accepted into Kyunghee University's graduate school despite not participating in the official interview process. Not only that, Jung Yonghwa was also reported to fail to attend the supplemental interview.
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After 6 months after the scandal, he could reveal everything in detail. He wrote,
"Hello, this is Jung Yonghwa.
It has been a very difficult time for me until now. I have remained silent until now because I felt it was not appropriate to raise my voice and share my story on a case that was still under investigation.
As I have said in my previous apology, I am deeply reflecting upon my mistakes if they have violated regulations as that is a part of my responsibility.
However, I'd like to point out a few things in regard to this issue that may have caused a misunderstanding in many people. This issue was related to my entrance into the PhD program (Applied Music) in the Department of Applied Arts. I was aware of the fact that interviews are sometimes held depending on the discretion of the professor for PhD programs in the field of arts such as Applied Music, as the activities and works of the applicant can be seen through the applicant’s portfolio. Before I entered graduate school, I met with my professor at the studio and showed him the songs that I have worked on and have previously released while also sharing my plans for the future.
It is my mistake for thinking that interviews could take place according to the professor's discretion and for not properly reviewing the application guidelines, and I am reflecting on this mistake.
In addition, rumors that claim that I've acquired a PhD in order to delay my military service when I don't have any interest in academics is absolutely untrue. As a South Korean male, I believe that I have to fulfill my military obligations. I have mentioned this through numerous interviews in the past. The PhD program I enrolled in was in the Department of Applied Arts, which is related to my major Applied Music, and it is a major that conducts an in-depth study of jazz music. As a singer who makes songs and sings, I wanted to learn more about the subject I majored in through a PhD program and this is how I came to apply to the program.
There are also people who have accused me of running away (from the issue) to the army. I am not running away. The army is not a place that I can run away to. It is my military obligation that I must fulfill and I have continued to believe that I must dutifully fulfill this obligation as a citizen of South Korea. I believe this is a good opportunity to look back on myself.
In fact, it is not important to point out who was at fault in this issue. I have no excuses for the mistakes that I have made and am deeply reflecting upon them. I am determined to do my best so that the mistakes are not repeated in the future. I'd also like to apologize to my fellow colleagues who have been affected by this issue.
I will continue to faithfully comply with the remaining police investigations and do my best to explain the misunderstandings that have arisen due to a distortion of the truth. Once again, I apologize."
What do you think about this, people?
Source: [Youtube] 1theK (원더케이)
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