The China Post
Date: October 16, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced an annual subsidy of NT$750,000 each for private universities and senior high schools to hire security officers that replace military instructors.
The policy are measures devised by the ministry as part of its plan to phase out within five years approximately 3,500 military instructors serving on campuses, among them 2,600 in senior high schools and 900 in universities, according to MOE officials.
Under the plan, senior high schools and universities will not be allowed to recruit any new military instructors through 2021.
The officials said the government would not reverse its plans, which the ministry describes as enabling all military instructors to exit campuses in a dignified way over the next five years.
Retired military instructors will enjoy priority selection for training to serve as school security officers, the officials said. [FULL STORY]