Students vying for 200 jobs at presidential inauguration

The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — More than 900 grade-2 students at the Taipei Municipal ZhongShan Girls’ High School have registered to vie for 200 service jobs at the upcoming inauguration ceremony for President-elect Ma Ying-jeou.

Huang Yu-yi, principal of the ZhongShan Girls’ High School, said that Ma’s office recently called her to have 200 students offer spot services at the presidential inauguration ceremony to be held May 20 at the Taipei Arena.

After announcing the exciting news at a weekly meeting on May 1, Huang said, the school had received enthusiastic responses from students, with over 900 students in the second grade having registered to take the service job. Some classes even registered en masse. Most students said it’s a rare opportunity for them to serve at the ceremony while witnessing the inauguration of Ma as country’s new president.

Hsiao Hui-chen, director of learning affairs department of the school, said that in order to do a good job on May 20, her school will move to select 200 students in accordance with the height, weight, manners, service attitude, and English ability.

The selected students will be assigned to handle such jobs on May 20 as taking VIPs to their seats, guide directions, and taking care of elderly and foreign guests, etc. The high school will dispatch teachers to train the selected students.