Showa University admits to rigging entrance exam results
Jiji -- Oct 16
Showa University in Tokyo admitted Monday that its medical school has been rigging entrance examination results in favor of first- and second-time test takers, while putting former students' children high on waiting lists to fill vacancies.

The preferential treatment that has been granted since six years ago was detected by a recent education ministry survey following the revelation of admission fraud at Tokyo Medical University.

"We were told by a regulatory agency that these practices are inappropriate, given the necessity of fairness and transparency in entrance examinations," Yoshio Ogawa, head of the Showa University School of Medicine, said at a press conference.

"We deeply apologize for the practices that undermined public trust," Ogawa said.

The university denied that the medical school had any gender-based admission criteria, as did Tokyo Medical University.

昭和大学は、6年前の医学部の一般入試から2浪以上の受験生が不利となる得点操作をしていたと発表しました。大学側は謝罪する一方で「不正の認識はなかった」などと釈明しました。 昭和大学・小川良雄医学部長:「私どもとしてはずっとやっているので、認識としては不正とは考えていなかった。
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