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【Important】【September 13, 2021】Classes in the 2nd Semester (Fall Semester) 2021 - In response to the extension of the State of Emergency -

2021.09.13
September 13, 2021
 

To all students


Classes in the 2nd Semester (Fall Semester) 2021
In response to the extension of the State of Emergency


Hisashi Kawai
President
Chuo University

 

In the first semester (Spring Semester) 2021, when the government declared a state of emergency, we received a great deal of cooperation from students and all university staff in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Though many students gathered on the Chuo University campuses, we are very pleased that we were able to conduct educational activities with approaches appropriate for these changed circumstances.
However, in addition to natural disasters, such as unprecedented localized torrential rainfalls, due to the further spread of COVID-19, many people are still facing crises of survival and difficulties living. I would like to emphasize my appreciation and express my respect for all who continue to make great efforts in the medical profession and respective related fields.
 

Nevertheless, as the number of new cases of COVID-19 nationwide continues to increase, the government has decided to extend its state of emergency from Monday September 13 for the Tokyo metropolitan area, where Chuo University is located.
Regarding classes to be held in 2021-22, as we have already announced to current students, “we will improve the quality of our teaching and ensure effective educational outcomes by conducting an appropriate combination of distance learning and face-to-face classes” and “as far as possible, we shall endeavor to secure and increase opportunities for human exchange between faculty members and students.” In the second semester (Fall Semester) 2021, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to implement the policy announced in the first semester (Spring Semester) 2021, as follows.


[Policy]
The university will fully respond to the government policy of reducing the flow of people in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, we recommend that you take distance learning for classes that can be taken online until the State of Emergency is lifted.
In addition, various guidance at the beginning of the second semester (Fall Semester) will be conducted online as necessary, taking the number of students attending into consideration.
For further information on how classes will be conducted and details of guidance activities, your faculty or graduate school will provide notifications through C plus, manaba, or other channels, so please check frequently for announcements.
 

In the future, it is expected that new measures will be taken due to changes in social conditions, such as a significant decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Tokyo and the Kanto area due to improving vaccination rates. At that time, we will inform you of any changes in university policy.
 

In the meantime, we are all concerned about COVID-19. Please do whatever you can to avoid infection and the infection of others, and please continue to act with caution. I most sincerely hope that you can maintain good health throughout your campus life at Chuo University.