Tokyo Medical Univ. Rejects 5 Women with Passing Scores

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Tokyo, Dec. 7 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Medical University said Friday that it has rejected five women whose entry exam scores were above passing marks despite its decision to grant admission to applicants affected by its score-rigging.

Of the 101 applicants who failed in exams for the 2017 and 2018 school years despite their passing scores, 49 still wished to enroll in the school. But the university rejected the five takers of the exams for admission in the year that started in April.

The university was found to have discriminated against female applicants in the entry exams for the two school years to accept more male students.

Last month, the university said that the number of applicants who should have passed exams but were rejected totaled 101 and therefore it checked whether they still wished to enroll.

The five applicants were, again, eliminated because they failed to make the list of exam passers to be admitted additionally, which the university newly created based on test scores without any manipulation.

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