This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.
Japan and Korea are academic background oriented societies, but isn't America like that?
There are praiseworthy people who've had very little academic history.
"Hey, mom! I got a perfect score on my test again." "So what? Do you really believe a person’s academic record is everything?"