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Japan's Common test problem leaked

February 22, 2022

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Shinsuke Suematsu, Minister of Education, on February 15th, received the university entrance examination after the female university students who appeared were sent documents because the problem of the common test for university entrance examination that was held in January leaked to the outside during the examination time. In order to consider measures to prevent fraud in Japan at an early stage, he indicated his intention to hold a university entrance examination council promptly after the end of March, which is earlier than usual.


At a post-Cabinet press conference, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Suematsu reiterated that this case was "a situation that significantly impairs the fairness and fairness of the examination and is completely unacceptable." Regarding future measures, the university entrance examination center will work closely with the university entrance examination center when the details of the case have been clarified, and the university entrance examination council will be held promptly after the end of March, when the examination schedule for this year ends. The council is held in May every year.

Regarding fraud prevention measures that utilize information technology, Minister of Education Suematsu said, "We would like to thoroughly listen to the opinions of experts and thoroughly consider the formulation of the guidelines for selecting university enrollees next year." As for specific measures, "I heard that jamming radio waves (which block communication with the outside) are quite expensive. Up to now, the number of test supervisors has increased from 5 to 6 at a venue of 100 people. We will consider what kind of measures we will take, including. "

In the common test for university admissions held on January 15, this year, in the subject of "World History B", fraudulent acts in which problems were leaked to the outside using electronic devices were discovered. In response, the National Center for University Entrance Examinations and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology have issued cautions to thoroughly prevent fraudulent activities in additional examinations and individual examinations at each university. In addition to this common test, one case of fraudulent activity by using a smartphone was discovered in Mie Prefecture, and the grades of all subjects were invalidated.

The National Center for University Entrance Examinations has always told each university, which will be the examination venue, that "the supervisor should pay attention to the prevention of fraudulent activities by conducting sufficient patrols in the examination room, and take appropriate precautions as necessary. We will do our utmost to ensure the strict implementation of the test, such as giving the test. "


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