University fee hikes protested

GOAL-ORIENTED:The ministry said that key factors in the application process were having clearly defined objectives and a willingness to make information transparent

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 28, 2015
By: Wu Po-hsuan and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Students and organizations representing their parents protested the Ministry of Education’s decision on Friday to approve increases in tuition fees for nine of the nation’s universities, saying that the changes would accentuate the problems of poor families.

A total of 23 universities applied to increase tuition fees, with the requests reviewed by a panel of academics, parents, students, teachers and businesspeople.

The changes would see the nine universities raise their fees by between 1.89 percent and 2.5 percent, the equivalent of NT$550 to NT$1,300 per semester.

The applications of three national universities and six private universities were approved by the panel.

Da Yeh University, Shih Chien University and the Taoyuan Innovation Institute of Technology were given the green light to increase fees by 1.89 percent.     [FULL  STORY]

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