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By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)
Education Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said his decision to finally approve the
appointment of Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) as president of the National Taiwan University (NTU) after nearly a year is aimed at protecting students’ rights and for the development of higher education.
Yeh announced Monday that the ministry had “reluctantly” agreed to support Kuan’s appointment and he says that it will now be up to the university to decide when he takes office.
According to the education minister, his office decided to approve Kuan’s appointment despite ongoing differences of opinion on the issue between the government and the university and despite major flaws in the selection process.
Credit: neverbutterfly / CC BY 2.0National Taiwan University’s main campus in Taipei’s Da’an district.
Yeh said he has asked the university to conduct a complete review within three months of the flaws and disputes that surfaced during the election process and provide a report to the ministry. [FULL STORY]