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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday the government will consider measures to address inequalities in opportunities for students taking private-sector English tests under a planned unified university entrance examination system.

At a House of Representatives Budget Committee meeting, Abe said the government will develop a system that does not lead to regional or economic inequalities after it postponed the use of private English tests, previously set to start in fiscal 2020, amid concerns about such disparities.

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