SHINee’s Taemin Withdraws From School
It has been disclosed that SHINee’s Taemin withdrew from his high school this past February due to lack of attendance. An SM Entertainment representative stated, “In order for Taemin to be able to balance his activities as an idol as well a student, Taemin has decided to withdraw and transfer to an art school with more lenient policies.”
It is no rarity for idols to sacrifice their studies for their jobs. Both Daesung and Seungri of Big Bang withdrew from their schools even before their debut to focus on their training. After that news reached the public, YG Entertainment had said, “It is very hard to fulfill the duties as both an idol and a student. Because Daesung and Seungri knew that they would be unable to excel in both areas, they chose to withdraw and focus on their music activities.” After their debut, both Daesung and Seungri took qualification exams, and enrolled into KyungHee University.
Some other idols who sacrificed their education include Sunmi and Sohee of Wonder Girls, Kim Hyun Joong of SS501, and BoA.