[quote=“grayson”]One of these days someone over at the MOE will have an epiphany and hire some people (with a clue) to actually check the info of the ARC applicants. It would make the teacher market rather interesting. Better in the long run IMHO.
It’s not that hard for a quick confirmation with the university to see if there was a John Doe who graduated with a BS/BA in the year XXXX. Universities really don’t like it when people misrepresent their school.[/quote]
They have one guy whose job it is to do this and I have met him. PM me if you want his name and contact details at the MOE…he is an idiot…extremely good looking, charming…but doesn’t have the slightest clue as to how to go about double-checking on these degrees. So if your degree is fake, you can take a deep breath. There is no chance that you will be found out unless someone makes a direct complaint…and you know what? The gov. of Taiwan probably likes to approve as many ARCs as possible for English teachers. It is good for the economy and it is great for the English learners of Taiwan. Right now I live in Japan and no one…NO ONE…can speak English here…and getting a tutor is next to impossible. In fact, quite a few of the Japanese students who are studying ‘Chinese’ in Taipei are also taking English lessons because they can’t get over how cheap it is (read: ample supply of teachers compared to Japan). From an economics perspective, I agree with the policy of approving everybody and then just deporting the freaks after they get caught shoplifting Wisbee.