Tokyo Medical University faces government pressure to quickly disclose results of sex discrimination probe

Aug 4, 2018 by

Image result for Tokyo Medical University photoThe government urged Tokyo Medical University to promptly disclose the results of an investigation into its admissions process Friday after reports alleged it had altered the test scores of female applicants for years to deny them entry and ensure fewer women became doctors.

The manipulation started at the institution after the share of successful female applicants reached 38 percent of the total in 2010, the daily Yomiuri Shimbun reported Thursday, citing unidentified sources. Subsequent reports said the alterations might have started even earlier.

NHK reported that the manipulation in some years had removed as much as 10 percent of women whose true scores merited acceptance, adding up to perhaps hundreds of denials for nearly a decade due to systematic discrimination.

The school’s public affairs department said it had no knowledge of the reported manipulation but is investigating. The school is already facing a separate scandal involving the inappropriate admission of a top education bureaucrat’s son and was ordered by the education ministry to investigate its admissions records for the past six years. On Thursday, the school said it will combine the examination of the score manipulation allegation with that probe.

Source: Tokyo Medical University faces government pressure to quickly disclose results of sex discrimination probe | The Japan Times

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