North Korea triples the amount of propaganda taught to pre-schoolers  

North Korea has tripled the dose of propaganda taught to children, so now leader-worship makes up half of the school day, under new orders handed down by Kim Jong Un’s sister. 

The new curriculum specifies that ‘Greatness Education’, which focuses on the upbringing of Kim Jong Un and his two predecessors, must take up half of the three hours preschoolers spend in class. 

Previously, the children would only spend half an hour on the subject, but the leader’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, has reportedly tripled the requirement under new rules brought in late last month. 

North Korea has tripled the dose of propaganda taught to children, so now leader-worship makes up half of the school day, under new orders handed down by Kim Jong Un’s sister. A North Korean school pictured above 

The dose of propaganda taught to North Korean children has been tripled on the orders of Kim Jong Un's sister

The dose of propaganda taught to North Korean children has been tripled on the orders of Kim Jong Un’s sister

Children pictured in class in North KoreaThe new curriculum specifies that 'Greatness Education' must take up half of the three hours preschoolers spend in class

The new curriculum specifies that ‘Greatness Education’, which focuses on the upbringing of Kim Jong Un and his two predecessors, must take up half of the three hours preschoolers spend in class

A source in North Hamgyong Province, close to the Chinese border, said parents and teachers were concerned that kids would now begin their next level of schooling at a disadvantage. 

‘The kids are almost at the point of becoming elementary school students,’ the source told South Korea’s Daily NK newspaper. 

‘So parents tend to ask teachers to focus on studying the alphabet. ‘The increase in time spent on the leaders, however, leaves less time for alphabet study, so parents will be unhappy.’ 

The source also revealed that schools had to shoulder the cost of ‘sprucing up’ classrooms so that the new curriculum could be taught in style. It’s fuelled speculation that already-stretched parents will be asked to chip in for renovations.

A source in North Hamgyong Province, close to the Chinese border, said parents and teachers were concerned that kids would now begin their next level of schooling at a disadvantage

A source in North Hamgyong Province, close to the Chinese border, said parents and teachers were concerned that kids would now begin their next level of schooling at a disadvantage

‘Many parents are consequently wondering to themselves whether it might be better just to teach their kids at home,’ the source said.

Ray Cunningham, from Homer, Illinois, has visited several North Korean schools over the course of several trips there. 

Photos from these visits show that tanks and warplanes are made out to be fun, while school murals glorify missiles and depict graphic violence against US troops. 

In a previous interview, Mr Cunningham described how the worst of the brainwashing seemed to be saved for the youngest kids. 

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