Parents, children lined up over 12 hours to register for New Taipei cram school

By 4:00 a.m. in the morning Dec. 1 there were over 100 people lined up outside the cram school

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/12/01
By: Duncan Deaeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Screen grabs from Wensheng Wenli Cram School FB page

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To demonstrate their commitment to providing their children a good education, many parents in Taiwan are willing to go to extremes.

A cram school in New Taipei’s Yonghe District (永和區) with a reputation built over 30 years recently opened up registration for a junior high mathematics course on Saturday, Dec. 1, but parents and children were queuing up as early as 10 p.m. on Nov. 30 to ensure a spot in the program for their child.

While it may seem a bit much to spend an entire night outside a children’s cram school, for some parents it is worth it. Apple Daily reports that at 4:00 a.m. in the morning, there were nearly 100 people lined up waiting to register for the next round of courses.

An instructor speaking to the media said that the lines are a traditional method, and the fairest way, to determine who enters the classes.    [FULL  STORY]

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