Current and Former BEAST/Highlight and BTOB Members Get University Degrees Cancelled

Their degrees were cancelled.

The Ministry of Education has ultimately decided to cancel the degrees given out by Dongshin University to Highlight’s Yoon Doojoon and Lee Kikwang, BTOB’s Eunkwang, Jang Hyunseung, and Yong Junhyung. They have also decided to cancel BTOB Sungjae’s credits that he has already completed, as he has not yet graduated.

A representative from the Ministry of Education has confirmed that the academic achievements of the idols will be cancelled.

The academic records and degrees for Highlight’s Yoon Doojoon and Lee Kikwang, BTOB’s Eunkwang, Jang Hyunseung, Yong Junhyung, and Choo Ga Yeol will be cancelled.

— Ministry of Education Representative

The representative also shed light on Sungjae’s situation, as he has not yet graduated from university yet, and what the idols will have to do in the future.

Since Sungjae is still a student, all of the credits he has received so far will be cancelled. His degree will not be cancelled. As for the other 6 singers, all of their academic records will be cancelled.

Since some of them are in the military, they will have to complete their required credits again in order to qualify to graduate.

— Ministry of Education Representative

Currently, Dongshin University has said they will do their best to resolve the situation so that their students will not be harmed.

Our objection to the cancelling of the degrees was not accepted by the Ministry of Education. But this is not the end. We can file an administrative trial or lawsuit if we decide that we cannot accept these results within 3 months.

We will do our best to ensure that our students are not harmed, including a legal review of the situation.

— Dongshin University


Earlier in the year, it was revealed that the idols involved were possibly given preferential treatment regarding their courses.

Former BEAST And BTOB Members’ University Degrees Cancelled, Due To Receiving “Special Treatment”

Source: YTN and Maeil Kyungjae