Hostage situation calls attention to safety of student housing

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/22
By: Chen Chih-chung and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) An incident in which three university students 201512220033t0001were held hostage for about 21 hours has prompted the Ministry of Education (MOE) to turn its attention to the safety of off-campus student housing.

The ministry now plans issue a directive to all schools in Taiwan to contact students living off campus in rented apartments and remind them to take safety measures, said Liu Chia-chen (劉家禎), an MOE official responsible for student affairs.

The schools will be requested to gather information on the location of their students’ off campus accommodation and provide assistance when necessary, Liu added.     [FULL  STORY]

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