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Old 05-07-2002, 08:46 AM   #21
henry brown
 
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If I can remember an old saying correctly:

The hardest test to take is the second one (because most people drop out after their first test)

I agree that that probably around 90% (+/- 5%) of students never get past the first 6 to 12 months. Then they usually stick around until shodan, even if it takes a long time. After this, there seems to be another 90% drop off. That would put nidan at around 1% of entering students.
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