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October 02, 2002

Elementary Schoolkids More Diligent Than University Students

In an example of the upside down system of Japanese education, a recent Home Affairs Ministry report has shown that elementary school children study more on average than their undergraduate or postgraduate counterparts. The study patterns of 200,000 students aged 10 or older revealed that the average elementary school pupil crams in 4 hours, 41 minutes of study a day. In comparison, the average for third-level students was only 2 hours, 59 minutes per day.

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