Thu, Jul 01, 2004 - Page 1 News List

College entrance examination to be held on schedule

By Jewel Huang  /  STAFF REPORTER

The annual Joint College Entrance Examination (JCEE) that starts today will be held on schedule, despite worries over the unpredictable behavior of Typhoon Mindulle.

At 7pm yesterday, the College Entrance Examination Center (CEEC) announced that the nationwide examination will be held at 30 examination areas around the island as scheduled.

"In order to make the examinees feel relieved, we announced earlier that the examination will not be postponed," said Lee Chung-yuan (李鍾元) yesterday, vice president of the College Entrance Examination Center (CEEC).

Since the Central Weather Bureau issued a land warning on Tuesday night, the CEEC was unsure about whether to put off the examination due to the typhoon. The center had said it would announce the decision as late as 10:30pm yesterday evening, according to the latest movement of Typhoon Mindulle.

Many students and parents complained about the lateness of the announcement as to whether or not the JCEE will be postponed, and the issue became a major concern yesterday for about 120,000 high school graduates who signed up for the three-day examination.

Lee said that the CEEC will provide the latest information about the examination on the center's Web site at or students can call 02-2364-3677 for detailed news.

Meanwhile, a graduate of Taitung Senior High School (台東高中), Lin Wen-pin (林文彬), has been trapped on the offshore island Lanyu (蘭嶼) since Tuesday.

All flights between Taiwan and Lanyu were canceled starting Monday night because of the strong storm.

Minister of Education Tu Cheng-sheng (杜正勝) who was concerned about Lin's situation said that the Taitung County government has asked the Ministry of the Interior to dispatch a helicopter to transport Lin to the examination room in Taitung County on time.

Tu said that if Lin failed to take the examination on time because of the typhoon, the CEEC will hold a make-up examination for him as an exception.

Today's examination subjects are physics, chemistry and biology. Math, Chinese and English will be tested tomorrow. History and Geography will be tested on Saturday, the last day of the examination.

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