For online classes, the Tokyo university will also make Wi-Fi and power outlets available at the campus.
Many Japanese universities have decided to reopen face-to-face classes during the second half of the current academic year. The classes will begin from autumn with proper health and safety measures for COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Tokyo has also decided to reduce the number of students per class at the Komaba campus in Meguro Ward.
According to the university, for some compulsory courses, such as language offline classes will be conducted on even numbered weeks and online on odd numbered weeks. For online classes the university will also make Wi-Fi and power outlets available at the campus.
A PR official said, “We aim to fulfil our function as a university while preventing infection. The school also plans to make polymerase chain reaction and antigen tests available for staff members and students.”
According to the Japanese education ministry, 824 of 1,003 public and private universities have decided to conduct the academic sessions in hybrid format with both face-to-face and online classes.
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