Education minister tenders resignation over NTU president case

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/25
By: Hsieh Chia-chen, Ku Chuan, Chen Chun-hua and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Dec. 25 (CNA) Education Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) tendered his

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resignation Tuesday after his decision the previous day to approve the controversial appointment of Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) as National Taiwan University (NTU) president drew a backlash.

In a post on his Facebook page, Yeh said he has resigned to shoulder the political responsibility for any problems his decision on Kuan’s case caused.

The NTU president selection has caused serious damage to Taiwan’s education system, which should not be a battleground for social differences and standoffs, he wrote.

Out of respect for the law, the spirit of education and university autonomy, he insisted on doing the right thing, he wrote, saying, “I am not reluctant to give up the post.”    [FULL  STORY]

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