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KCG Group's 2021 Entrance Ceremony Held in Cyberspace

Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KCG Group, delivers a ceremonial speech via video transmission.
Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KCG Group, delivers a ceremonial speech via video transmission.

The KCG Group 2021 Entrance Ceremony, consisting of Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI), Kyoto Japanese Language Training Center (KJLTC), and Kyoto College of Motor Vehicles (KCGM), was held in cyberspace on Saturday, April 10.In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the ceremony was not held in the main hall of the university. Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, President of KCG Group, and Mr. Toshihide Ibaraki, President of KCGI, delivered the ceremonial address and welcomed and encouraged the new students via online video streaming.As the digitalization of society accelerates against the backdrop of the Corona disaster, young people brimming with the desire to acquire specialized knowledge and advanced skills in IT and the hope of realizing their future dreams have started a new academic life as a KCG family.Congratulations on your enrollment!

Starting in the spring of 2020, the KCG Group will hold its entrance, degree conferral, and graduation ceremonies in cyberspace for both the spring and fall semesters.The latest systems have been introduced throughout the school to realize ceremonies that only the most advanced IT educational institutions can offer.

After watching a video introducing the history of KCG and the Group, which was established 58 years ago as the first computer education institution in Japan, Mr. Hasegawa, President of KCG, made a ceremonial speech.The Chancellor explained that the entrance ceremony will be held in cyberspace to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection and to ensure the health and safety of the new students, their families and others involved.He said, "With the spread of the Internet, cyberspace has developed in human society.Now it has become a splendid 'place to connect people with people.I hope that you will learn IT to the fullest and become students who are at the forefront of the times, with the ability to move freely between real space and cyberspace.He also introduced KCG's educational philosophy and its history and achievements of tackling new challenges with a pioneering spirit and a challenging spirit, and said, "While you are in school, please make as many friends as possible who will become your lifelong treasures, encourage each other, and study hard.I sincerely hope that you will follow in the footsteps of your outstanding predecessors and become confident graduates who will go on to carve out a bright future for yourselves.

In his ceremonial address, President Ibaraki said, "During the past year, we have been trying to improve the effectiveness of our online classes by experimenting with various educational methods.I believe that your seniors were able to understand the pros and cons of both face-to-face and online classes," he said, adding, "During the pandemic, our understanding of digital technology deepened.I think you have realized more than ever that the use of smart phones and computers is essential.This change is not reversible.In the post-corona and post-corona societies, the role of ICT will be even greater than before," he pointed out.He added, "In this university, you can learn ICT knowledge systematically from the basic to the advanced.You can independently decide which of the many subjects you wish to take.At this point in your enrollment, please think carefully about what you want to learn.It is important to make a learning plan.We, the faculty and staff, will spare no effort to help you," he encouraged.

Then, on behalf of the new students, Mr. Ueda, who entered the Computer Engineering Course of the Department of Computer Engineering at KCG, said, "In today's advanced information society with the development of ICT, I believe that the mission of the information engineers we aspire to be is to create a prosperous, safe, and comfortable society in which everyone can effectively use the information they need.Under the guidance of our professors and seniors, we will strive to grow every day, aiming to cultivate 'rich creativity' as well as specialized knowledge and skills, in order to contribute to the realization of an ideal society.

After the ceremony, participants were divided into small groups online, where students and faculty members met and explained their classes.

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KCGI President Toshihide Ibaraki delivers his ceremonial address via video transmission
KCGI President Toshihide Ibaraki delivers his ceremonial address via video transmission