Taiwan News: Education Minister Resigns as DPP Rips Kuan Appointment

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Date: 2018/12/26
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Credit: neverbutterfly / CC BY 2.0

Education Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) has resigned following his decision to approve the controversial appointment of Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) as National Taiwan University (NTU) president.

Yeh’s decision to allow Kuan’s appointment had drawn an angry response from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers.

In a post on his Facebook page, Yeh said he was resigning to take “political responsibility for any problems his decision on Kuan’s case would or could cause.”

Yeh went on to say that the NTU selection process caused “serious damage to Taiwan’s education system, which should not be a battleground for social differences and standoffs.”    [FULL  STORY]

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