Officials of schools for foreign residents urged the education ministry Friday to allow their students to take university entrance exams without having to pass a separate qualifying test.

Lin Tong Chun, chairman of the Association of Foreign Schools in Hyogo Prefecture, and Che Sung Tea, head of a pro-Pyongyang school for ethnic Koreans in Osaka, held a meeting at the ministry with Yasuko Ikenobo, the parliamentary secretary for education.

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