COMMITTEE DEFENDED:Higher Education Division official Lee Hui-min said a review process was rigorous and conducted in accordance with proper regulations
Date: Jul 30, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Students yesterday protested the approval of university tuition hikes by the Ministry of
Protestors from the Alliance Against the Commercialization of Education gathered in front of the ministry’s building in Taipei and demanded that the ministry reverse approval of tuition hikes of up to 2.5 percent for nine universities, questioning the rigor of the review process.
“The Ministry of Education told us that it would conduct a strict review, but there are no indications this promise was adhered to when looking at the results,” protester Lee Su-chun (李蘇峻) said, citing profits of up to NT$250 million (US$7.9 million) earned by many of the universities involved.
Lee said the ministry rejected requests to provide the minutes from the review committee meeting, as well as the names of committee members and the selection process they went through. [FULL STORY]