There is a gap year system for students who have passed the university entrance examination to enter after a certain period of leave, including 10 universities such as Kobe University (Hyogo Prefecture), Nagasaki Junior College, and Ube National College of Technology, a total of 12 schools this fall. It will be introduced from.The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has announced the selection results of the schools to be introduced by subsidies. Until now, it was held only at two schools, Tokyo University and Akita International University (Akita Prefecture). It seems to spread to.

In addition to Kobe University, the universities selected this time are Otaru University of Commerce (Hokkaido), Niigata University, Fukuoka Women's University, Kogakuin University (Tokyo), Tsuda Juku University (Tokyo), Bunka Gakuen University (Tokyo), Musashino University. (Tokyo), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Hamamatsu Gakuin University (Shizuoka Prefecture). Twelve schools will be given a subsidy of up to 12 million yen for five years, and after the subsidy period ends, they will be required to formulate a plan to continue their business with their own financial resources.There were applications from 5 universities, junior colleges, and technical colleges nationwide for recruitment of introductory schools, and the content was examined by the University Education Regeneration Acceleration Program Committee.
Of the 12 schools selected, Niigata University will make the gap year course compulsory in the first year, and Kobe University will certify voluntary activities in the international field as credits for first and second graders.Tokyo University of Technology will provide an off-campus work experience in an eight-week gap year, and Nagasaki Junior College will adopt a gap year program to solve local problems in collaboration with Sasebo City in the first grade.

Gap years are a system that originated in the United Kingdom, also known as a long-term off-campus study program, and are often used for volunteer activities, study abroad, and travel during leave of absence, and may be applied before entering graduate school or getting a job after graduating from university.In Japan, the university entrance rate has exceeded 5%, but it is said that the number of students who cannot find out what they are studying for is increasing.There were calls for the introduction of a gap year system in order to take the time to look back at myself.

Source:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Regarding the selection status of the 27 "University Education Revitalization Acceleration Program"

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