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Education minister to further discuss curriculum revisions: Premier

Education minister to further discuss curriculum revisions: Premier

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Education Minister Wu Se-hwa will continue to exchange ideas with the public on controversial revisions to Taiwan's high school history curriculum guidelines, Premier Mao Chi-kuo said Friday.
"Minister Wu will continue communicating," Mao said after attending a Transportation Ministry event amid increasing calls from protesters and opposition parties for Wu to step down.
Mao said Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng is holding consultations among party caucuses to decide whether to hold a provisional session for the curriculum controversy, and added that Wu will be asked to brief the lawmakers if necessary.
He did not answer questions on whether Wu will be forced to quit his post because of the controversy. Mao said the government's greatest concern over the issue is for the students' right to study to be protected amid the dispute, Mao said, vowing to bring greater transparency to the review of curriculum guidelines in the future.
Mao also extended his condolences to family members of Lin Kuan-hua, one of leaders of the students who protested the curriculum revisions, who was found dead Thursday in what was believed to be a suicide.
Those protesting the revisions contend that the new points of emphasis in the curriculum introduce "China-centric" ideology and that the process through which the changes were made was not transparent enough. (By Hsieh Chia-chen and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-21 06:39 GMT+08:00