Premier: Gov’t to expand public childcare, diversify education

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-03-25

Premier Lin Chuan says that the government will work to expand public childcare and

Premier Lin Chuan attends an event for children held in Taipei Saturday. (CNA)

diversify Taiwan’s educational system.

The premier was speaking Saturday at a children’s event held by the Social and Family Affairs Administration.

Lin said that pressures on today’s Taiwanese families have left them less willing to have children than the previous generation. He said that the government must respond to Taiwan’s low birthrate by providing better childcare services. He said the education ministry has drawn up a four-year plan that will expand the proportion of public childcare providers.

Lin said the government must also address Taiwan’s competitive system of educational advancement based on entrance exams. He said the government hopes to build a diverse system that gives families more choice, eases pressure, and looks beyond exam-taking to give students useful knowledge and values.    [FULL  STORY]

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