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Taipei Times

The president of the nation’s top university yesterday conceded that a poor attitude to learning was common among Taiwanese students.

Approached for comment after National Taiwan University’s (NTU) 81st anniversary ceremony yesterday, NTU president Lee Si-chen (李嗣涔) said he accepted National Central University (NCU) professor Daisy Hung’s (洪蘭) criticism of NTU students because what Hung highlighted was a common phenomenon among students.

Hung, director of NCU’s Graduate Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, said in an article published recently that during an inspection visit at NTU’s College of Medicine, she saw students arriving late for class, dozing off, eating instant noodles or drumsticks, watching TV on their laptops or sending text messages during class.

… While Lee was addressing the ceremony, a number of students in attendance were caught on camera dozing off, having breakfast, playing games on their cellphones or reading comic books…

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One Response to “There’s a kind of hush… all over the world…”

  1. Joe Fruscione Says:

    Somehow, I’m not surprised. This must be a generational thing that transcends different cultures and countries. The ‘dialed-in generation,’ maybe?

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