G.communication set to reopen Nova school in Nagoya

G.communication Co., due to take over part of the business operations of failed language school operator Nova Corp., plans to reopen a Nova school in Nagoya as early as this weekend, company officials said Sunday.

The Nova Kurokawa school in Nagoya’s Kita Ward would be the first Nova school to be reopened by G.communication, a Nagoya-based operator of cram schools, language schools and restaurant chains.

The company is looking to reopen 30 schools by the end of this month, the officials said.

G.communication is expected to reemploy Nova staff and foreign instructors at the Kurokawa school, the officials said. The company briefed Nova employees and foreign teachers [whpo are also employees] about their reemployment on Friday and Saturday.

The company has apparently decided to reopen the school due to its proximity to the company’s head office and its large scale of operation.

The acquisition of Nova operations will be conducted through G.communication’s wholly owned subsidiary, G. Education Co., which runs a chain of 42 English conversation schools under the “EC Inc” brand.

The company is also aiming to run schools elsewhere including in Tokyo, Osaka, Sendai and Fukuoka, and is already in negotiations with landlords in order to restart operations, the officials said.

G.communication also said it will rebrand its EC school in front of Nagoya Station as Nova.

Nova, based in Osaka, filed for court protection from creditors Oct. 26 under the Corporate Rehabilitation Law after the scandal-tainted company gave up on attempts to revive its business.