Nova students form group, vow to take action

About 70 former students of bankrupt language-school Nova Corp. launched the Nova Students’ Association on Saturday to organize the abandoned pupils.

“Former students have been left out,” said Joji Yamabuki, 44, head of the group. “We would like to gather as many students as possible to take a joint action.”

Following its establishment, the group submitted a list of requests to Nova’s court-appointed administrators, asking them to disclose the details of how G.communication grp. was selected to takeover some of Nova’s operations.

The group said it plans to hold another meeting Nov. 16 in Chuo Ward, Osaka, to gather and disseminate more information about Nova.

Meanwhile, Nova held separate meetings for its former employees and teachers in 22 prefectures to explain their employment conditions and how to apply for unpaid salaries.

In the Tokyo meeting, officials also distributed job applications for G.communication.

According to Nova officials, a total of 2,300 people attended the meetings in Tokyo and Osaka. Masaki Inayoshi of G.communication also attended one of the meetings.

Nagoya-based G.communication has said it will take over 30 of Nova’s schools.