Japan says 10 medical schools altered admissions, some kept out women

Japan says 10 medical schools altered admissions, some kept out women

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2018-12-14 16:20

Authorities began their inquiry after Tokyo Medical University admitted it had systematically lowered the scores of female applicants. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

TOKYO: A Japanese government investigation sparked by a row over medical school admissions has found improper practices at 10 institutions, including four that tried to keep women out, a report said Friday (Dec 14).

Authorities began their inquiry after Tokyo Medical University admitted it had systematically lowered the scores of female applicants to keep the number of women in the student body at around 30 per cent.

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