Panel okays plan to open Kake veterinarian school
NHK -- Nov 11
An advisory council of Japan's education ministry has given the green light to a controversial plan to open a veterinary school in April of next year.

Kake Educational Institution, run by a close friend of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, plans to open the school in the western prefecture of Ehime.

The advisory council submitted recommendations in favor of the plan to education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Friday morning.

The council was due to reach a conclusion in August on whether to approve the opening of the school next spring. But it postponed the decision, citing problems with proposed education programs.

The school operator revised the plan in response to the council's instructions.

In their deliberations on the plan, some panel members pointed out that not enough time was scheduled for practical training sessions, and other shortcomings.

But the panel concluded that the revised plan meets government-set standards, and cited overall improvement.

加計学園の獣医学部新設が認可される見通しとなったことを受け、国会では14日にも文部科学委員会を開くことで与野党が合意しました。 立憲民主党・辻元国対委員長:「認可されたら毎年、補助金。
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