Taiwanese People Dissatisfied with Colleges
Mou Tsung-tsan (
牟宗燦), director of the university, said that the public feels that colleges nowadays are low quality, due to the surging number of schools established in recent years.
"With so many colleges around, the quality of education plummets and there is a lack of competition among schools," Mou said. "This is bad for our country's future, because with globalization we need positive competition among schools."
The poll indicated that 42.34 percent of the public would like their children to remain in Taiwan for college, while 36.31 percent wanted to send their children to US or European colleges, Mou said.
Survey results also showed that most think the biggest problems college students face are their own laziness and lack of motivation, Mou added.
Mou said that the university has been carrying out new education plans with the Ministry of Education budget and hopes to address the problem from the beginning.