Thirteen community colleges in Taipei City have agreed to use a single ID card that will store class history and volunteer work information. The Ministry of Education said it is part of an initiative to promote the concept of lifelong learning.
Many people taking continuing education and other classes have complained about ending up with too many membership cards, as a separate one is needed for every course at community colleges and other institutions, the ministry said.
The ministry also plans to use the card to offer incentives, such as tuition discounts or free coupons, to encourage people to take classes and do more volunteer work.
The ministry hopes that the new policy will encourage more participation in continuing education courses. Currently, the average rate of adults entering continuing education in Taiwan is 31% while the rate is about 42% among other countries.
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