In South Korea, five Hyundai auto workers were fired for lying about their academic backgrounds. They claimed to be high school graduates, but really they hold college degrees. Korea claims to send more high school graduates to college than any other country — 82 percent — but earning a degree is no guarantee of employability. (This map says Canada has the highest university enrollment relative to population with Korea second.) From Chosun:
Our colleges today are little different from those of yesterday, despite the technological changes and the higher corporate recruitment standards and fiercer competition. As a result, while colleges produce hundreds of thousands of graduates every year, enterprises still complain that many recruits are not qualified or talented. Businesses spend upwards of W4.8 trillion (US$1=W937) per year re-training their college educated recruits.
Academic fraud is common in Korea, but typically involves non-graduates with phony college degrees.
The government has told universities to admit more low-income students to college despite the graduate glut.