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Degree conferment, graduation and matriculation ceremonies are held in cyberspace

The KCG Group, consisting of The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI), Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), Kyoto Japanese Language Training Center (KJLTC), and Kyoto Computer Gakuin Automobile School (KCGM), has decided to hold the 2019 degree conferment and graduation ceremonies scheduled for March 20, 2020, and the 2020 entrance ceremony on April 5, 2020, in the main hall on campus, instead of in cyberspace to prevent infection with the new coronavirus.On the day of both ceremonies, KCG Group President Wataru Hasegawa and KCGI President Toshihide Ibaraki will give their addresses, which will be uploaded to the official KCG Group YouTube channel, and graduates and new students will receive words of encouragement, farewell gifts, and congratulations on their own devices without attending school.

Degrees, diplomas, and other items to be given to graduates will be mailed.If it is difficult to receive them by mail, we will try to make it possible for you to pick them up at school individually upon prior request.

KCG and KCGI are currently relocating classes and other school operations to cyberspace as an emergency measure against new coronavirus infection.We are preparing to switch to e-learning (a system that allows students to study at home via the Internet) before the start of the spring semester of the 2020 academic year, which will begin in April.Students do not have to come to school, but instead attend classes at home by connecting their own computer to the school's server.This is expected to avoid as much as possible the dangerous environment in which a large number of students gather in an enclosed space such as a classroom, thereby dramatically reducing the risk of viral infection.The purpose is to ensure that the spread of the new coronavirus does not interfere with student learning.With a few exceptions, administrative work on campus is also carried out in cyberspace, and faculty and staff telework in principle.The duration of this measure will be determined by monitoring the infection situation, government announcements, and other trends.