This time netizens discovered some concerning issues with his education history.
In South Korea, education and the military are both sensitive issues. For those who did not know, Yoon JiSung is currently enrolled in DongGuk University’s Graduate School of Digital Image & Contents starting from 2018 according to records on Wikipedia.
However, many netizens find the information confusing as it does not sum up the years which he had spent before and after participating in Mnet “Produce 101” Season 2.
Here are the reasons.
According to this table, it shows that Yoon JiSung attended MyongJi College from 2011 to 2016 under the Department of Theatre and Visual Arts. This also means that he either graduated in 2016 or latest by February 2017. Do take note that the Korea’s education system may be different from those of other countries and also common for students to take a few semesters off before completing their degree.
MyongJi College is a college that focuses more on vocational skills and hence, offers 2 or 3 years diploma. In order to enroll into graduate school, those who graduated from such colleges would have to take extra classes or credits in order to fulfill the basic criteria prior to attending graduate classes.
In order for Yoon JiSung to do so, it means that he had completed the extra credits within a year in 2017. There are various methods of completing that credits such as attending a cyber class.
However, netizens commented that the recruitment for participants of “Produce 101” Season 2 happened around December 2016. It is unlikely that Yoon JiSung was able to focus on his studies and at the same time participate in the survival program.
However, according to another official news report, it says that it has been years since Yoon JiSung had graduated from MyongJi College. Netizens are confused between the sources and wonder which is saying the truth as admitting in any would result in future consequences.
Adding on to Yoon JiSung’s education controversy, netizens are also suspecting if he is trying to delay his enlistment to the military as well. Before the adjustment in Korean military law, men are able to delay the enlistment till 30 years old (full). Ever since the adjustment of Korean military law, it is reported men could only delay their military until 28 years of age (full). This means that those born in 1990 have to enter the military by the end of this year.
Since Yoon JiSung is born in 1991, he needs to enter the military by the end of next year.
Although it is unclear as what is the exact situation, netizens are asking Yoon JiSung to explain the exact year of his college graduation.
What do you think of this situation?