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April 19, 2005

Center Exam Still Gaining Popularity

The education ministry announced yesterday that the number of universities and junior colleges that will utilize the national entrance examination next year is at an all-time high. A total of 549 universities, an increase of 31, and 137 junior colleges, up by 25, will use the exam. The so-called "center shiken" is administered by the National Center for University Entrance Examinations. It is used by all public institutions and a growing number of private schools.

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