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Bullying of “critical state of affairs” at Ibaraki University hooked up elementary faculty Not reported to the nation for greater than a 12 months | NHK

A 12 months in the past, Ibaraki University’s affiliated elementary faculty discovered that there was bullying that was a “serious situation”, nevertheless it had not been reported to the nation for greater than a 12 months, as required by legislation.

It signifies that the varsity gave a special rationalization to the guardian that it had reported to the nation.

According to Ibaraki University, in June two years in the past, a father or mother of a fourth-grade elementary faculty scholar on the elementary faculty affiliated with the Faculty of Education contacted him to say that his little one was being bullied.

In November of this 12 months, the elementary faculty declared that it was a “serious situation” stipulated within the Act on Promotion of Measures to Prevent Bullying, however at the moment, it didn’t report back to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as required by legislation.

After that, the youngsters continued to be unable to go to high school, and there was continued communication between mother and father and elementary faculties. It signifies that it was February this 12 months, months later.

During this time, in response to inquiries from mother and father, the varsity gave a false rationalization, resembling “already reported to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.”

Ibaraki University selected the fifth to arrange a third-party investigation committee and conduct an investigation, and on the sixth, the elementary faculty principals apologized to the youngsters and their mother and father.

Hiroyuki Ota, the president of Ibaraki University, stated, “We misunderstood that we had completed a report to the government by responding to the government’s survey on the number of ‘serious situations.’ We deeply apologize to everyone involved. We believe that there is a serious problem with governance, take it seriously, and work diligently to improve the problem.”