Mon, Jun 20, 2016 - Page 3 News List

FEATURE: Private university students protest curfews

By Lee Ying-chien, Wu Po-hsuan and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with Staff writer

Tsang Tai-ping (臧台平), an official in charge of student housing services at National Cheng Kung University, said the school decided to abolish its curfew years ago, in part because the curfew proved impossible to enforce.

“The top layer of bricks on the wall adjacent to the female dormitory was being worn down by students clambering over it to sneak in at night,” Tsang said, adding that electronic entry cards and the university’s “safe ride program” helped keep the campus safe without resorting to curfews.

National Chengchi University student housing adviser Chang Chun-hao (張君豪) said that the university abolished curfews eight or nine years ago, and since then security guards, military instructors, school administrators and student volunteers have been available on call overnight for safety purposes.

National Tsing Hua University student affairs dean Hsieh Hsiao-chin (謝小芩) said the university adopted electronic entry cards about 20 years ago, with access to each floor limited to registered residents of that floor, adding: “Safety is maintained by dormitory students being vigilant and watching out for each other.”

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