隔世の感があるニュースでした。No students will be sought は「募集をかけない」→「募集停止」ということでしょうね。seekのこのような用法も押さえておきたいと思います。
Cram school operator Yoyogi Seminar to shut majority of schools
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Yoyogi Seminar, one of the country's largest cram school operators, plans to close the majority of its schools for children preparing for university entrance examinations, possibly next spring, a school official said Saturday.
In a move apparently reflecting the shrinking pool of children in the country as society rapidly ages, the cram school operator plans to close around 20 schools, about 70 percent of the total, including those in Yokohama, Kyoto, Kobe and Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture.
No students will be sought for such schools from next spring, the official said, adding that the plan was conveyed to teachers on Wednesday.
On planning the large-scale restructuring, a school representative said the cram school operator's decision was not based merely on the shrinking population of children in the country but aims at making it easier for students to access its schools by increasing their "compact bases."
Yoyogi Seminar was founded in 1957 and has operated cram schools in major cities in 17 of the 47 prefectures in the country.