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October 30, 2006

Survey: 286 Schools Providing Inappropriate Education

In the wake of recent scandals brought to light over the quality of high school education in Japan, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology conducted an investigation. The MEXT survey was conducted up until this past Friday (October 27th) and the results, released Saturday (28th), revealed widespread problems. 33 out of 61 local school boards in Japan that responded to the survey had, within their areas, public high schools that were labeled "inappropriate cases", in that their educational offerings were problematic. Of those 286 "inappropriate case" schools, 284 of them had been found to have submitted false reports to their local school board.

Amongst the problems cited were students not having the required amount of credits needed for graduation, and schools reporting a curriculum that didn't reflect what students had actually studied.

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