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KCG and KCGI Hold Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony in Cyberspace

Wataru Hasegawa, KCG Group Chief Executive Officer, delivers his ceremonial address via video streaming.
Wataru Hasegawa, KCG Group Chief Executive Officer, delivers his ceremonial address via video streaming.

The entrance ceremony for the fall semester of the 2022 academic year for Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), Kyoto Japanese Language Training Center (KJLTC), and Kyoto College of Information Technology (KCGI) was held on Friday, September 30, in cyberspace.Due to the prevention of new coronavirus infection, the ceremony was not held in the main hall on campus, and KCG Group President Wataru Hasegawa and KCGI President Toshihide Ibaraki welcomed and encouraged the new students in their ceremonial addresses via online video streaming.Amid the prolonged Corona disaster and the growing demand for digitalization in society, young people with determination to acquire specialized knowledge and advanced skills in information technology (IT) and to realize their dreams for the future have started a new academic life as members of the KCG family, which has more than 50,000 graduates and alumni.Congratulations on your enrollment!

Since the spring of 2020, when the pandemic of novel coronavirus infection began, the KCG Group has been holding entrance ceremonies and degree conferment and graduation ceremonies in cyberspace.

After watching a video introducing the history of the KCG Group, which was established 59 years ago as the first computer education institution in Japan, President Hasegawa delivered his ceremonial address.The general president 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 new students, their families, and other concerned parties.He added, "With the spread of the Internet, cyberspace has developed in human society.I hope that by learning IT to the fullest, you will become students at the forefront of the times, with the ability to move freely between real space and cyberspace," he urged.He also introduced KCG's educational philosophy, history and achievements, which have been carried out with a pioneering spirit and spirit of challenge, and stated, "The KCG Group has been working on new attempts, always being aware of the leading edge of the times, without being bound by the old preconceptions of schools.I hope that you will take pride in your choice and decision to study at our university, and that you will make the most of your student life as you look to the future.While you are in school, make as many friends as possible who will become lifelong treasures.I hope that you will study hard while encouraging each other, and that you will carve out a bright future for yourselves," he said.

In his address, President Ibaraki said, "As represented by the term DX (Digital Transformation), the digitalization of society as a whole is being strongly promoted.However, the human resources needed for this purpose are said to be in short supply by the hundreds of thousands.The human resources needed for digitization are not just those who can program, but those who understand what ICT (information and communication technology) is and can apply it to new fields of application," he pointed out.He added, "You will systematically learn the basics of ICT, but in addition, you will acquire detailed knowledge of your chosen field, from the basics to the cutting edge.If you are more motivated, you can easily gain knowledge in a wide range of related fields, not limited to your chosen field.I encourage you to be proactive and eager to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to study at our university.

Then, on behalf of the new students, Mr. Oishi, who has enrolled at KCGI, gave the following message: "In today's advanced information society with the development of ICT, we believe that the mission of information engineers is to create a rich, safe, and comfortable society where everyone can effectively use necessary information.I will strive to grow every day to become an engineer who can meet the needs of the times and contribute to the realization of an ideal information society," he pledged.

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

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The KCG Group continues to make the utmost efforts to prevent the spread of the H1N1 coronavirus, such as by conducting classes and school events in cyberspace, with the utmost concern for protecting the lives and health of students and faculty members.

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