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Court approves curriculum

Court approves curriculum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei High Administrative Court on Friday rejected a request from a parent to stop the implementation of the curriculum guideline changes opposed by student protesters.
As a result, the revisions drawn up by the government, which have been blasted as pro-Chinese by critics, could take effect on Saturday, August 1, reports said.
The issue has been surrounded by ever larger waves of protest, including an overnight occupation of the Ministry of Education on July 23-24 and the suicide of a protest spokesman, Lin Kuan-hua, on Thursday.
In an effort to stop the government from implementing the changes, a student’s parent surnamed Chen applied to the High Administrative Court for a provisional injunction.
Another similar request was brought by a Taiwan Independence group but was still being discussed by a court, the Chinese-language Apple Daily reported Friday. The group applied to the Taipei District Court for an injunction, but it referred the case to the Taipei High Administrative Court, which provoked an appeal from the group, the paper said. On Feb 14, The Taipei High Administrative Court ruled against the Ministry of Education in a case of the controversial “minor adjustments” to high-school curriculum guidelines.
Protesters were surrounding the Ministry of Education building in Taipei Friday. Minister Wu Se-hwa came out to talk to the students, but he rejected their demand that he step down.


Updated : 2021-09-28 15:53 GMT+08:00