This year, the president and legislator election will be on 14 Jan. Three days later, on 17 and 18 Jan, it will be the university entrance exam. Some test takers have begun to rally a voting system on the social network, Facebook, asking the presidential and legislator candidates not to thank populations in their respective electorates on 17 and 18 Jan since these test takers fear there may be noise disturbing the tranquility of the test locations and influence test takers taking the exam. Groups formed by the students’ parents also advocate the political candidates to conduct the necessary activities before the exam so as not to disturb the test-takers.
From today until 4 Jan, application of the 2012 direct entry in the 4-year or 2-year vocational colleges and universities will be on its way. In total, 473 vacancies are available. In addition, four schools, namely, the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Yulin University of Science and Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, and National Kaohsiung University of Applied Science, will offer 160 vacancies for the elite classes regardless of the applicants’ choice of department. In total, there will be 32 schools offering 633 vacancies. The prospectus is free and can be downloaded on line.
In Maoli, the physically-challenged students will be better attended in terms of education. Originally, the National Maoli Special Education School only recruited vocational high school students. However, from 1 August 2012, namely, the school year 2012, 12 physically-challenged students will be recruited in the National Maoli Special Education School’s junior high school department each school year. This will make the students who suffer from serious, extremely serious, and multiple handicapped receive better care, teaching, and learning resources.
From 1 Jan, the operator, the hotline for people’s petition, corruption case report, and debt request via violence in the Ministry of Interior have been integrated into one hotline, which is called, dubbed, “the 1996 Ministry of Interior Service Hotline.” From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., the single pathway service that mingles with all the functions will be available for the local residents. This hotline will also be valid during the Chinese New Year. The local residents are advised to utilize it when needed.
According to the statistics revealed by the Bloomberg Businessweek, in fall 2011, among the top 20 MBA courses offered by the universities in the US, the trend of the number of international students increased. This phenomenon was unprecedented after the economic downturn. In these MBA courses offered by the American Business Schools, the ratio of international students grew from 30.2% during the economic crisis to the current 33.4%, indicating the bewilderment appeared in the previous years among the international students regarding the bleak outlook of the Business Schools in the US has been gradually replaced by the new confidence and hope.