NAPO calls upon the Ministry of Education to include the private schools in the management of 12-year compulsory education, especially the ones being subsidized. They should obey the regulation of the program and develop themselves to fit in with the public demands. MOE emphasized that increasing the public demands is a necessary policy. The schools being supported should be evaluated by the accreditation.
The higher education forum for talent-recruiting and employment held by National 中興 and 陽明University took place in 中興University yesterday. Political vice minister of the Ministry of Education 林聰明 said that the salary should be discussible and the working environment and relevant supplementary measures should be improved to attract more international talents and stay more internal ones. MOE has organized a team to deal with the legislation of relaxing the former rules.
3. 為提升技學生的英語程度，教育部技職司長李彥儀在101年全國技專校校長會議中宣布，從103學年度起，在統一入學測驗中，英語科將採取非選擇題方式測驗。她表示，從國中基測開始，到教育會考都有英語聽力測驗， 104年的學測也增加英語聽力部分，因此，技專校院將為學生英語聽力把關，從103學年度起英語採非選擇題的測驗方式。
To enhance technological and vocational college students’ English level, director of department of technological and vocational education 李彥儀 announced during 2012 National Technological and Vocational Principals’ Conference that English test will be conducted by non-choice testing questions in the entrance examination. She indicated that English listening test are included from the Basic Competence Test for Junior High School Students to the joint entrance examination. And it will be also added in the competence test in 2015. As a result, English listening ability become more important for the students who want to get admissions of technological and vocational schools.
National Museum of Natural Science cooperates with the Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden to make an investigation toward the plant resource in Solomon islands and discover new species. Taiwan, Solomon islands and Japan formally signed a contract yesterday to begin the investigation and preservation works for five years which shows the efforts and contribution to international natural conservation.
Purple coneflower, a traditional herbal medicine of Indian, born in central and south America is used on reducing inflammation and enhancing immunity. Department of Military Training Education raises a coneflower campaign to remind people to keep poison away by its distinguishing characteristic. Moreover, the MOE hopes to start promoting it locally and then to the whole world.
To enhance the students’ English communication abilities, Indian Central Board of Secondary Education have made a decision that English speaking and listening proficiency test will be included in the key courses of the English curriculums from 2012. The High School Education Committee considers that there is no obvious demarcation line among the countries all over the world nowadays. Having good English communication ability is necessary and it should have been learned since the students’ childhood, the committee said.