The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is considering scrapping Japan's Center Test system, according to reports.
The National Center Test for University Admissions is Japan's standardized series of exams used by public and some private universities in Japan. The exams have traditionally been held annually in mid-January over a period of two days.
However, a ministry panel on Thursday announced plans to scrap the current system in favor of a series of "achievement tests" to be taken through high school, Sankei Shimbun reported.
According to MEXT, the new tests would be taken two or three times each year, with the student's highest grade being accepted for final consideration.
The ministry says the new system is likely to be introduced in five years' time at the earliest, Sankei reported.© Japan Today