In order to help children study during the temporary school closures, influenced by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education has published “Fukui WAKUWAKU Lesson” (ふくいわくわく授業), a series of video lessons on YouTube.
In the video series, “Fukui WAKUWAKU Lesson”, the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education staff take on the role of instructors. For elementary and junior high school students, there are videos covering 4 subjects: Japanese language, arithmetic/mathematics, science, and English. For senior high school students, there are 3 subjects covered, which includes Japanese language, mathematics, and English. Each video is about 10 to 15 minutes in length. In a video, after a problem is presented, learners can pause the video and attempt to solve the problem.
On YouTube, a video-sharing site, broadcasting begins from April 14th. The series will be broadcast on cable television within the prefecture from April 20th, at the earliest.
For children who are unable to watch the videos on either YouTube or cable television, the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education will distribute the series on DVD, to ensure as many children as possible can have the opportunity to learn.