Post by I I Chen
The educational system in Taiwan is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education. According to the news report, recent educational reforms intended to address these criticisms are a topic of intense debate in Taiwan. Although current law mandates only nine years of schooling, 95% of students go on to high school , trade school or college. President Ma announced in January 2011 that the government would begin the phased implementation of a twelve-year compulsory education program by 2014.
However, this compulsory education program is still controversial by many reasons, and one of the most important reasons is that, the College entrance examination is not the only way to get into the university, but there are many parents are leveraging this educational policy by “buying a degree for their child”. Taiwanese government are also worry this kinds of problems, so also is the reason why compulsory education program is still controversial.