MOE chief accuses prof. of violating work regulations
The Minister of Education Wu Se-Hwa ( ) yesterday announced at the Legislative Yuan that Peng Wen-cheng ( ), a professor of the Graduate Institute of Journalism of National Taiwan University, violated ministry regulations by hosting a NextTV ( ) talk show.
In response, Peng posted an article on his Facebook page stating that to have a part-time job is different from having a second full-time job. He also said that current laws do not restrict part-time employment, so he thinks there is no need to explain anything about his behavior to authorities.
Wu stated that according to current regulations, a part-time job should not exceed 8 hours per week. Peng’s hosting hours on the NextTV show amount to 14 hours per week, which obviously is a violation of the ministry’s regulations.
Wu said the Ministry of Education will have a meeting with Ministry of Civil Service (
) to regulate general principles regarding part-time jobs.