Online classes spread even in the latter half of the university in Tokyo Due to the spread of new corona infection, 18:13 on July 17th

As the infection spreads mainly in Tokyo, the impact on the lives of college students is spreading. From last week to this week in Tokyo, at least 10 universities, including Aoyama Gakuin University, Chuo University, and Rikkyo University, have announced on their websites, etc. that they have decided in principle to conduct classes from the fall to the latter half of the year.

Of these, Aoyama Gakuin University, which has about 19,000 students, decided to continue online classes following the previous term, except for some subjects such as experiments on September 9.

You will lose the opportunity to come to the campus throughout the year, but considering that the number of infected people in Tokyo exceeded 100 per day, it was decided to secure the safety of students and faculty members.

Vice President Hiromasa Inazumi of Aoyama Gakuin University said, "Some people point out the risk of infection in face-to-face classes, while others emphasize the goodness of face-to-face classes in online classes. , Very difficult judgment is required, and the answer of how to interact with Corona cannot be found immediately.”

In addition, “Our university attaches great importance to face-to-face education, and we are still doing face-to-face lessons due to experiments etc., but if we increase it, students will stay on the campus, so we will gather students fully. In the current situation, it's difficult to do so, given that some students are returning home and attending classes online to prevent infections, so unavoidably, I decided to continue online." Did.

New students who have only been to the campus once

This year, a first-year male student who entered Aoyama Gakuin University is said to have been on campus only once after receiving the student ID after the emergency declaration was lifted.

The student told the NHK interview, "I was encouraged to study face-to-face lessons in the latter half of the term, but I was shocked to hear that online classes would continue in principle. However, if I resume face-to-face classes, the virus infection will spread. I think it's hard for me to continue online classes, but I think it's the right decision.”

Regarding online classes and student life, "I think that it is good to be able to look back over many times in the form of delivering videos and to have a sense of tension in online classes in real time. So, if you can't go to college, it's difficult to make important friends in your student life, and your life doesn't look as sharp."