Tokyo, March 24 (Jiji Press) — Japan’s unified university entrance exam will add information as a new subject from the January 2025 test, its operator said Wednesday.
The addition comes as new high school curriculum guidelines, which come into effect in April 2022, make information, including learning programming skills, a compulsory subject.
The National Center for University Entrance Examinations also said the current 30 subjects in six subject areas will be reorganized into 21 subjects in seven subject areas, starting with the 2025 test.
Beginning with the 2025 exam, candidates will choose up to two of six subject areas related to geography, history, ethics and politics.
Mathematics-related subjects will be reorganized into three. Five foreign language subjects will be maintained.
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