As the second half of the university begins this month and next month, at Toyo University in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, vaccinations for students and faculty members have begun, and many students are visiting for vaccination.

At Toyo University in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, where more than 30,000 students attend, vaccination began on the 2nd of this month.

The 6th was held from 10 am for 900 people, and the students were scattered and visited the student cafeteria at the venue so as not to be crowded.



In an intention survey conducted by the university in June, 84% of the responding students requested vaccination, so it was planned to start vaccination for 26,200 people including faculty and staff from July, but the supply of vaccine was delayed. It was postponed for more than a month due to such reasons, and it started after reducing the overall scale to about half.



We plan to complete the second vaccination of applicants by the middle of next month.



A second-year female student who finished the vaccination said, "I was worried before I hit it, but if I inoculate it twice, I will be able to meet my grandparents, and if my life returns to normal, I'm glad I hit it. Online class I used to stay at home, but in the future I would like to go to the campus and meet my friends in person. "



A 4th grade male student said, "I was worried because there was a foreign substance mixed in, but I couldn't make a reservation at the local government and the bed was tight, so I thought I'd hit it while I was hitting it. Considering the risk of infection, online lessons are safer, but countermeasures I want to live my last college life after doing this. "



Regarding the second semester class, in consideration of the situation such as the state of emergency, we have decided to hold classes online in principle until the end of next month, except for seminars and experimental training.

Katsuhiko Tokaibayashi, Vice President of Toyo University, said, "While thinking about how to respond to each and every one of us, there were many requests for vaccination from students. Although university classes can be done online, it is still beneficial to come to the campus. There is also learning that can be done. I would like to promote vaccination and increase the proportion of classes that can be taken in the classroom with peace of mind. "

What is the current status of university occupational inoculation?

Occupational vaccinations at universities began in June, but due to delays in vaccine supply and other factors, the schedule has been postponed, and some universities are proceeding with the first vaccination this month.



According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, of the 405 universities that have requested occupational vaccination, 323 universities have started the first vaccination by the 5th, and 24 universities will start this week as the second semester class is approaching. It's a schedule.



In addition, the total number of universities that are promoting inoculation in collaboration with these universities is 716.



On the other hand, about 40 universities withdrew their occupational vaccinations due to the delay in vaccine supply and cooperation with local governments and other universities, and many universities postponed their initial schedule. ..



The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said, "We have caused a great deal of trouble to some universities due to delays in the supply of vaccines. Since we have been on track since the end of last month, we will arrange for the remaining universities to deliver vaccines at the desired time. We are doing so, and we expect to make good progress throughout September. "

Universities advancing inoculation also take classes both face-to-face and online

Universities nationwide will start the second semester classes from this month to next month, but we are looking for ways to deal with them based on the status of infection spread and vaccination.

Of these, Keio University has announced that by the 3rd of this month, about 49,000 people, including students, faculty and staff, employees of consignment companies, and students of other universities, have been inoculated for the second time.



Regarding the second semester class, he said, "It is difficult to predict the infection status including the violence of mutant strains in the future."



By the end of last month, Waseda University had completed the second vaccination of 25,500 students, 53% of all students, and the local governments such as Shinjuku Ward have given priority to vaccination of young people. Therefore, I think that more students have been vaccinated.



Regarding the second semester class, "There is a possibility that the ratio of online classes will increase depending on the infection situation, but we will use online classes together with face-to-face classes as a basis."

At Kinki University, 60% of the students who go to school on the two campuses have completed the second inoculation, and while the latter half of the class is in principle online, in small-group seminars and research activities, infection control and number restrictions are applied. , The class will be held face-to-face.

At Yokohama National University, classes were mainly held face-to-face until the summer vacation, but in the latter half of the class starting from the 5th of next month, except for the classes necessary for graduation, in principle it will be online until the end of next month. ..

Tohoku University says that while an emergency declaration is issued, it will be conducted online in principle, except for classes that require face-to-face meetings such as experiments and practical training, and the declaration will be extended toward the start of the second semester class in October. We are planning to consider the policy while observing the future infection situation such as whether it will be done.

Student vaccination request In the questionnaire survey

Regarding student vaccination, of the 7637 students who responded to the questionnaire survey conducted by the National Federation of University Co-ops in July,


▼ "already vaccinated" was 12% and


▼ "want to be vaccinated" was 43. %,


▼ 31% said that they would like to inoculate, not immediately, and


86%

of the

respondents

were willing to

inoculate.


On the other hand,


▼ "I do not want to inoculate" was 11%.



In the questionnaire survey, 45% of the respondents answered that they were "not fulfilling" or "not very fulfilling" when asked about their student life, which is an increase of 19 points from the survey last fall, although it cannot be simply compared because the methods are different. Did.



In addition, items such as "anxiety about the future," "depression," "loneliness," and "feeling unpleasant to live" tend to be higher in second-year college students who have been affected by the corona illness since enrollment. It was seen.



43% of the respondents said that they would like the university to strengthen their response, "creating opportunities to connect with classmates on campus" and "resuming and activating extracurricular activities such as club activities and circles", and interacting with seniors. And the quality of online lectures continued to improve.

Expert "For those who have not been inoculated, refer to the efforts of online America"

Professor Makiko Nakamuro of Keio University, who specializes in educational economics and is familiar with overseas educational situations, said, "There is also an empirical study that the number of infected people increased when the university reopened in the United States, and the range of activities is wide like university students. At the same time, it is necessary to keep in mind that the risk of infection is high. "



On top of that, "I don't think that there are few Japanese college students who want to get vaccinated, but rather there are various hurdles such as not being able to make a reservation or returning to their parents' home, so first of all, people who want to get vaccinated can receive it. It is very important to become. "



On top of that, regarding the ideal way of the second semester class, "I think the American approach to make online classes for those who have not been vaccinated may be helpful. Also, in the United States, face-to-face, including students who are not vaccinated due to their illness. Some universities allow students to take classes two or three times a week for free PCR tests. Japanese universities are not yet in place in terms of system and budget, so it is not very good with the support of the government. Is it? "



"Overseas, there is research that the educational effect of taking a lecture in a large classroom is the same whether it is online or face-to-face. On the other hand, there are some small-scale seminars and practical training that are valuable face-to-face. , It is important to determine the educational effect according to the case and make a selection. "

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