Aichi Prefecture to offer 3 days off for students

Aichi Prefecture to offer 3 days off for students

Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura announced on March 16 his family initiative to offer students three days off annually at the prefectural government office in Nagoya. Kei Kobayashi NAGOYA students will be offered three days off a year under a learning-holiday program in Aichi Prefecture to encourage parents to spend more time with their children.

It will help to improve parents work-life balance if they take days off to enjoy learning with their children, Governor Hideaki Omura said on March 16.

Omura said that his initiative, the first of its kind in the country, will be introduced in public schools for students aged 6 and 18 as early as September.

The governor said that the learning holidays are optional, because some families may not be able to enjoy them.

There are three vacation days that need not be taken all at once and make-up classes will be offered for students.

The holiday plan is being announced by the prefecture, which will allow public schools and kindergartens to choose their own school holiday within a week, up to Nov. 27, the anniversary of the founding of the prefecture.