Tokyo medical university admits changing scores to keep women out

DAYS after a Japanese medical school made headlines for its unethical practice of lowering test scores to exclude women, officials apologised saying their “heart aches” for those deserving female applicants who missed out. The Tokyo Medical University found itself in embroiled in the score-rigging scandal when an investigation discovered the school’s shady methods of keeping the female intake at only 30 percent. Findings released by lawyers involved in the investigation showed the practice of altering the computerised marking system has been going on for decades. The reason behind the mark tampering was a belief that female doctors tended to resign or take leave after getting married or giving birth. Tokyo Medical University officials admit the school rigged exam scores of female applicants to keep women out. #東京医大 #tictocnews Keisuke Miyazawa [right]: "When I think about the female applicants who could have been admitted but were denied, my heart aches for...


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