Cat Can't Scratch It
- May 9, 2000
China will soon be taking steps to curb their jobless rate at the source. The Ministry of Education plans to cut the college majors that don’t lead to paying jobs. The Ministry will soon begin evaluating employment rates and the college majors which they deem unemployable to determine which programs are to be cut. The plan obviously is not popular in academia and faces resistance from university professors and students alike.
None of the reports specified which majors would be cut under the new rules, but there are signs that some universities have already started taking steps to decrease the size of programs that don’t result in paid positions.