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The education ministry said Thursday it is considering holding standardized university entrance exams in January as planned, despite months of high school closures due to the new coronavirus outbreak.

The education ministry is considering going ahead with the current exam schedule for Jan. 16 and 17 after a survey of 5,276 public and private high schools nationwide found that 69.0 percent hope the exams will be held according to the current plan.

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