Posted July 13, 2018 06:23:03As per the latest reports, the number of SST students enrolled in a computer education app in Japan rose by about 6.5 percent year-on-year, with the number enrolled up 2.4 percent year on year.
According to the Japan Federation of Schools, a group that tracks computer education statistics, the SST app saw its enrollment in Japan increase by about 13,000 students this year, which is down about 2 percent year over year.
This is down from 16,812 students enrolled last year.
It is also down from more than 36,000 enrolled in 2016, the year of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
The app’s growth is also partly attributed to the government’s decision to offer free computer classes to school students through the SBS, or State School Borrowing Fund, which was announced in April 2016.
As a result, SST’s enrollment has increased by almost 30 percent year, over 20,000, the federation said.
The Federation of SSSs said the government should expand the fund to include students with financial needs who are unable to afford an education on their own.
They also said the funding should be expanded to include more than 300,000 SST users.
The SBS will also provide a fund to fund technology and digital arts training for students.
It will provide an additional 1.5 billion yen ($1.06 billion) for technology training for 2020, and will provide another 3.2 billion yen in 2020 to train students in computer technology.