Afya on Dec.23, announced a new share repurchase program to buy back up to 1,015,844 of its outstanding class A common shares in the open market. Shares of the medical education company rose 2.3% in Thursday's pre-market trading session. Afya (AFYA) said that the buyback plan would be initiated on Dec. 24, and will be valid until Dec. 31, 2021. The company intends to use the proceeds of the share sale to execute a stock option program for its executives. BofA Securities, was appointed as the agent to purchase securities on behalf of the company in the open market. J.P.