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10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by olayinka96: 3:03pm On Feb 01, 2018
Japanese people are known for their intelligence, strong health, politeness, and wellness. But why is this nation so unique and different from the rest of the world? We at Bright Side seem to have found the answer: they have an incredibly cool education system!


1.Manners before knowledge.

In Japanese schools, the students don’t take any exams until they reach grade four (the age of 10). They just take small tests. It is believed that the goal for the first 3 years of school is not to judge the child’s knowledge or learning, but to establish good manners and to develop their character. Children are taught to respect other people and to be gentle to animals and nature. They also learn how to be generous, compassionate, and empathetic. Besides this, the kids are taught qualities like grit, self-control, and justice.


2. The academic year starts on April 1st.

While most schools and universities in the world begin their academic year in September or October, in Japan it is April that marks the start of the academic and business calendar. The first day of school often coincides with one of the most beautiful natural phenomena — the time of cherry blossom. The academic year is divided into 3 trimesters: April 1 — July 20, September 1 --December 26, and January 7 — March 25. Japanese students get 6 weeks of holidays during the summer. They also have two-week breaks in winter and spring.


3.Most Japanese schools do not employ janitors or custodians. The students clean their school themselves.

In Japanese schools, students have to clean the classrooms, cafeterias, and even toilets all by themselves. When cleaning, students are divided into small groups and assigned tasks that rotate throughout the year. The Japanese education system believes that requiring students to clean up after themselves teaches them to work in a team and help each other. Besides, spending their own time and effort sweeping, mopping, and wiping makes kids respect their own work and the work of others.


5. In Japanese schools, school lunch is provided on a standardized menu and is eaten in the classroom.

The Japanese education system does its best to ensure that the students eat healthy and balanced meals. In public elementary and junior high schools, the lunch for students is cooked according to a standardized menu developed not only by qualified chefs but also by health care professionals. All classmates eat in their classroom together with the teacher. This helps build positive teacher-student relationships.


5. After-school workshops are very popular in Japan.

In order to get into a good junior high school, most Japanese students enter a preparatory school or attend private after-school workshops. The classes in these schools are held in the evenings. Seeing groups of small kids returning from their extracurricular courses late in the evening is common in Japan. Japanese students have an 8-hour school day, but apart from that they study even during the holidays and on weekends. It’s no wonder that the students in this country almost never repeat grades in primary, lower secondary, or secondary school


6. Apart from traditional subjects, Japanese students also learn Japanese calligraphy and poetry.

Japanese calligraphy, or Shodo, involves dipping a bamboo brush in ink and using it to write hieroglyphs on rice paper. For Japanese people, Shodo is an art that is no less popular than traditional painting. Haiku, on the other hand, is a form of poetry that uses simple expressions to convey deep emotions to readers. Both classes teach children to respect their own culture and centuries-old traditions.


7.Nearly all students have to wear a school uniform.

Almost all junior high schools require their students to wear school uniforms. While some schools have their own attire, traditional Japanese school uniform consists of a military style for boys and a sailor outfit for girls. The uniform policy is intended to remove social barriers among students and get them into a working mood. Besides, wearing school uniform helps to promote a sense of community among the children.


8.The school attendance rate in Japan is about 99.99%.

Probably all of us have played truant at least once in our life. However, Japanese students don’t skip classes, nor do they arrive late for school. Moreover, around 91% of pupils in Japan reported that they never, or only in some classes, ignored what the teacher lectured. How many other countries can boast such statistics?


9. A single test decides the students’ futures.

At the end of high school, Japanese students have to take a very important exam that decides their future. A student can choose one college they would like to go to, and that college has a certain score requirement. If a student doesn’t reach that score they probably don’t go to college. The competition is very high — only 76% of school graduates continue their education after high school. It’s no wonder that the period of preparation for entrance to higher education institutions is nicknamed ’examination hell.’


10. College years are the best ’holidays’ in a person’s life.

Having gone through ’examination hell,’ Japanese students usually take a little break. In this country, college is often considered the best years of a person’s life. Sometimes, Japanese people call this period a ’vacation’ before work.

Source: https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/brightside.me/wonder-places/10-distinctive-features-of-the-japanese-education-system-that-made-this-nation-the-envy-of-the-world-214655/amp/

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Kirgyakos(m): 3:41pm On Feb 01, 2018
Well, Nigeria will be like this too...












In 2099

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by newyorks(m): 3:57pm On Feb 01, 2018
for nt directing us to ur blog u've done well,may this new mnth bring unprecedented fortune to u.

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by MichaelBukamzy(m): 5:41pm On Feb 01, 2018
Whereby in Nigeria.
1)teachers are underpaid
2)teachers are unqualified,some students/pupils are more intelligent than teachers
3)even nursery classes write exams.and in the exam, every pupil must make "A",to avoid changing school for underperformance.
4)Not every school serve food ooo,even the ones that does,e no go pass jolof rice and moi-moi.
5)most government schools,their class rooms are like shrines.some even receive classes under cashew trees. grin grin grin

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by jc4real(m): 7:49pm On Feb 01, 2018
Japan like other developed Asian countries such as Hong Kong, South Korea, China etc., don't joke with education. No wonder they have smart kids, particularly in the sciences.

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Chukazu: 8:32pm On Feb 01, 2018
Talking about uniform , there was a study between French kids and British on their ability to dress properly..." fashion sense" you may call it

The conclusion was that French kids dress better than British kids mainly because French kids do not wear uniform to school which allows them to experiment with different styles of dressing while their British neighbor just maintain the same pattern of dress and remain uncreative

Secondly on writing exams.
Once heard a Nigerian teacher who had studied in both British And American education system compare both.
She said " British system create rivalry among students while the American system builds friendships among the students.
E.g in Britain ,when a student knows a particular subject very well,he or she is revered and single out as a champion by the rest(exactly what we have in Nigeria) , while in America ,when you are good about a subject matter,you are meant to teach and show other the rudiments... that creates a bond and friendship among students"


That is the manner the Japanese system inculcates in the students

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Haywhymido(m): 9:09pm On Feb 01, 2018
Nice one but their girls uniform skirt is always too short.

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Evathyst(f): 10:09pm On Feb 01, 2018
Things we all know about the Nigerian Education System....

1- 99% of the Teachers ain't proud of their profession. They ended up teaching simply because they have no alternative.

2- Almost all our teachers are underpaid.

3- Our Government schools produce criminals, cultists and many societal misfits. While our private schools produce Gee Boys, Musicians, Slay Queens and Corporate Oloshos.

4- Our educational system doesn't lay emphasis on understanding; just cram and pass exam. Period.


5- Our big schools don't give a damn about the Nigerian curriculum or any Government approved scheme. They are their own bosses. This country is the only one where Primary school students in private schools know more about American history, UK and other European countries than Nigeria's history.

Sometimes I just wish Nigeria can be recoloniased!

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by OKUCHI11(m): 10:47pm On Feb 01, 2018
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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by nwaire: 8:02am On Feb 02, 2018
Nice post

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by teamv: 8:27am On Feb 02, 2018
nice one
Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by KillerBeauty(f): 9:12am On Feb 02, 2018
The Japanese education is tailored to their culture and traditions. Unlike the Nigerian educational system that copies the British system without taking into consideration our culture.
We still teach our children that "A is for Apple" even though a typical Nigerian child haven't seen an apple tree before.

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Akious2k2(m): 9:27am On Feb 02, 2018
Evathyst:
Things we all know about the Nigerian Education System....

1- 99% of the Teachers ain't proud of their profession. They ended up teaching simply because they have no alternative.

2- Almost all our teachers are underpaid.

3- Our Government schools produce criminals, cultists and many societal misfits. While our private schools produce Gee Boys, Musicians, Slay Queens and Corporate Oloshos.

4- Our educational system doesn't lay emphasis on understanding; just cram and pass exam. Period.


5- Our big schools don't give a damn about the Nigerian curriculum or any Government approved scheme. They are their own bosses. This country is the only one where Primary school students in private schools know more about American history, UK and other European countries than Nigeria's history.

Sometimes I just wish Nigeria can be recoloniased!
grin grin grin

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by alexistaiwo: 9:29am On Feb 02, 2018
Who told you that I didn't know all these before

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by sunbbo(m): 9:30am On Feb 02, 2018
OK.

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Samusu(m): 9:31am On Feb 02, 2018
Yeah

Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by ibkgab001: 9:31am On Feb 02, 2018
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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by GIDIBANKZ(m): 9:32am On Feb 02, 2018
MichaelBukamzy:
Whereby in Nigeria.
1)teachers are underpaid
2)teachers are unqualified,some students/pupils are more intelligent than teachers
3)even nursery classes write exams.and in the exam, every pupil must make "A",to avoid changing school for underperformance.
4)Not every school serve food ooo,even the ones that does,e no go pass jolof rice and moi-moi.
5)most government schools,their class rooms are like shrines.some even receive classes under cashew trees. grin grin grin



Say something gud about your country ok...is it that dat japan Bad tinx dont occur dere.

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by stano2(m): 9:32am On Feb 02, 2018
Very respectful
Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by BafanaBafana: 9:33am On Feb 02, 2018
And why do females wear skirts so short they can't bend down to pick something without showing everything.
Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Pappyto: 9:33am On Feb 02, 2018
I honestly don't know what to type.
Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by MistadeRegal(m): 9:33am On Feb 02, 2018
Kirgyakos:
Well, Nigeria will be like this too...












In 2099

See gentle curse!

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by BlogDevelopers(m): 9:33am On Feb 02, 2018
Interesting
Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by jerflakes(m): 9:33am On Feb 02, 2018
I like Japanese schoolgirl porn (softcore, not hardcore)

Those girls are kinky

Next time you're on xvideos, pornhub, xhamster or brazzers, search for Japanese schoolgirl softcore

Your vaseline go finish fast

Thank me later

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by pol23: 9:34am On Feb 02, 2018
So they don't teach Hausa language..
I thought they do.
One thing that we need badly in our education is civil law.
Teach every child the law that guides him or her in the public.
Let them know what's required of a police man to search you or arrest you.
Let them know search warrant is given at the court and not by the police.
Let them know police have no right to check drivers license.
Tell them the Governors and senators are just their workers and should go any length to make life comfortable for them.
Tell them they're Nigerian in the real sense and they should defend their right even at the point of death.
Teach them history about fearless man like Adekunle Fajuyi and how celebrated He had become after his death for being fearless and also about Gen Diya how unrelevant He has become for being a coward.
Tell them they own the country from the East to West and to the Far North.
Teach them to challenge injustice.
Tell them English is just a language,moral is more powerful.
Let them know Themselves as a King of priceless worth.

3 things will determine if a Nation will be great or fail.
1.leadership
2.leadership
3.leadership.
............V.P Osinbajo 2018.

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by RoyalBoutique(m): 9:35am On Feb 02, 2018
jerflakes:
I like Japanese schoolgirl porn

Those girls are kinky

grin

This man

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Philinho(m): 9:36am On Feb 02, 2018
How will I miss school in this condition ? Never
Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Penisinpenisout(m): 9:36am On Feb 02, 2018
They invest soo much in good morales before education.

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Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Viicfuntop(f): 9:36am On Feb 02, 2018
Domo Harigato Mr Roboto







hanashimashou Let’s talk in Japanese
Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by Viicfuntop(f): 9:37am On Feb 02, 2018
Haywhymido:
Nice one but their girls uniform skirt is always too short.


Seriously, that’s the only thing you could point out as the loophole undecided
Re: 10 Things You Don't Know About Japanese Schools by DemonInSiege: 9:38am On Feb 02, 2018
I love Japanese

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