Tokyo Tech News
April 21, 2017
The 2017 entrance ceremony for new Tokyo Tech High School of Science and Technology students was held at Ookayama Campus on April 6. This year, 199 students enrolled.
"I hope all of you here today will seize this wonderful opportunity to build your character and heighten your abilities, tackle your science and technology studies with determination, proceed to university studies, and ultimately acquire the fundamental skills required to independently succeed in society," Principal Motoshi Saeki expressed his wishes. "We live in a time of continuous change, and predicting the future is harder than ever. All nations share the same concerns, but particularly Japan — a small nation with limited resources and many natural disasters — requires science and technology to ensure a safe, prosperous existence. I look forward to seeing you develop into future leaders who contribute to the development of Japan and the world."
After congratulatory words from Tokyo Tech President Yoshinao Mishima, PTA Chairperson Yuka Aikawa, and Education Association Vice Chair Susumu Momma, homeroom teacher introductions by Vice Principal Yoshio Nakamichi followed. The ceremony concluded with a student representative taking the traditional freshmen oath.
In addition to housing experimental facilities on par with universities, Tokyo Tech High School of Science and Technology is steadily increasing its international exchanges with overseas high schools. Every year, ten graduates are selected for enrollment at Tokyo Tech based on academic achievement. In March 2017, six students also passed the General Entrance Examination.
Tokyo Tech High School of Science and Technology has been designated as a Super Science High School four times by the Japanese government since 2002, and was selected as a Super Global High School in 2015.
The Tokyo Tech community sends its warm congratulations to all new students.