Where’s The Problem – Entry to Taiwan’s UniversityYang-Lun Cheng 30 Sep 2007 17:26 GMT
July 2007, during the exam results released, the top students didn’t win the spot light anymore, but the surprising one – 18 points to get the university ticket. In those sizzlers, lots of senior high students just finished their struggle for entering universities; some of them didn’t do the same efforts. They didn’t need to prepare for the exam, even got an “F” on senior-high-school final exam. But still could enter to colleges. Why？ “THAT” is because the supply exceeds the demand. According to the summary of university by Ministry of Education, in 2003 academic year, there were about 574,212 university students and last to 749,512 in 2006. The numbers of schools from 67 grow to 97. More and more universities came out, and then faced the cool reality - the trend towards fewer children. Although they tried to encourage “customers” (means students) to go back to school, extended the studying year for students with releasing great benefits and conveniences, still could not reach the standard of school-running- requirements. Some questions burst out：Do we really need that much university schools in Taiwan? Do our university students equip enough competitive ability? What are the university students doing? Are they all making their great effort to studying or doing charities? We received a lot of negative answers about discussing these university students’ problems. They also called “Strawberry troop”, regarded as only know how to enjoy an easy life but lacks the ability to face and overcome difficulties. To cause this phenomenon, lots of people believed that the bellyful numbers of school was one of the main reasons. Whenever you want, what ever you like, you can enter the universities to gain more skills and newly knowledge. So we believe that, the 18-point student has the right to learn. But our problems will be focus on: How could you learn with the weak basis of knowledge? And the most important of all, the learning attitude.