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NTNU Officials Promise Parents With Future Improvements on Their Kids

<p><font face="Arial">By Kevin Tang<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) authorities promised freshmen&rsquo;s parents that they determined to re-shine the school&rsquo;s reputation by developing more aggressive and competitive NTNU graduates during a seminar at the auditorium on the main campus this morning.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">NTNU organized the seminar, between 10am and 12pm, for freshmen&rsquo;s parents to help them get to know more about NTNU.&nbsp; More thatn 400 freshmen&rsquo;s parents flooded the auditorium on the main campus this morning.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Among discussions with NTNU officials, how to make their own beloved ones competitive in the job market was one of the major concerns for these parents.&nbsp; As it is becoming easier and easier to enroll a university these days, decreasing chances for their beloved ones to find a decent job after they graduate from colleges has worried most parents at the scene.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">In response, Dean of Student Affairs Frank Fang (方進隆) said that his fellow NTNU staff members would determine to make NTNU students one of those hottest candidates for various jobs after they walk out of the campus.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;At NTNU, we offered lots of chances for students to be cultivated and developed, in terms of knowledge and mind,&rdquo; Fang said.&nbsp; &ldquo;For instance, joining student clubs would help students </font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Echoing Fang, Vice President Jo Chen (陳瓊花) was confident and said that it take time to make a change but it will be happening.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">While their parents were participating in the seminar, approximately 1,700 freshmen attended their orientation at the gym, which was hosted by Chen while President Gou Yih-shun (郭義雄) was on a business trip in China.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">These freshmen continued their orientation activities by participating in an English proficiency test after the brief welcome ceremony in about half an hour.</font></p>