Nihon Univ. Gives Priority to Alumni Children in Entry Exams

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Tokyo, Dec. 12 (Jiji Press)--Nihon University said Wednesday that it has given priority to children of its alumni in entrance exams for its medical faculty.

In exams in the past three years at least, the faculty prioritized a total of 18 children of its alumni when deciding additional exam passers. The education ministry detected the unfair treatment of entrance exam takers.

Tadatoshi Takayama, dean of the medical department, said he apologizes "from the bottom of his heart."

The university said that it will accept entry in April by 10 applicants who should have passed the exams last year and this year but failed due to the unfair treatment if they still wish to attend the school. The university will consider the treatment of the other eight affected applicants.

Meanwhile, no score-rigging case linked to women or applicants who failed to pass entry exams before was found at the university.

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