UE, UST to start college classes in August, implement alternative learning modes
In a statement, UE said Academic Year (AY) 2020 to 2021 for undergraduate and graduate students at its Manila and Caloocan campuses would start on August 5.Online admission and registration for incoming freshmen at UE colleges will start on June 1, it said.
Enrollment for students in the basic education level will start on June 8, with the school year scheduled to start in mid-July, the university said, adding that another announcement on the matter would be released later this week.UE also said it would implement "flexible learning options" as an alternative to in-person classes, which have been discouraged to avoid exposing students, educators and school personnel to the new coronavirus disease.
"Given the so-called new normal of the times, the University will adapt CHED-certified flexible learning options, with academic activity to be conducted largely off-campus and online," the university said, referring to the Commission on Higher Education.
"More on this in a future post prior to the start of the school year," UE added.UST, meanwhile, will start AY 2020 to 2021 on August 13, with the first term ending on December 18, according to a statement by University Rector Fr. Richard Ang.
The school opening schedule for the high school level has yet to be announced. Ang said UST would implement an "enriched virtual mode, with classes facilitated remotely using both online and offline strategies.""Our academic units shall release their discipline-specific policies and implementing guidelines, in consideration of the distinctive context and the unique demands of our various degree programs," he added.
In-campus classes will only resume once government allows it, with the strict implementation of public health standards, Ang said.Ang reiterated that UST would not raise tuition, and would review and adjust fees for the coming school year. Staggered payment schemes will also be implemented, he said.
Rector fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P. announces the mode of instructional delivery for the Special Term of A.Y. 2019-2020 and the First Term of A.Y. 2020-2021.UST also announces the steps taken to help the families of our students cope with financial concerns during this time. pic.twitter.com/ErsdnAHn3h
— University of Santo Tomas (@UST1611official) May 27, 2020He said university scholarships granted during the second term of AY 2019 to 2020 would continue until December 2020.The Commission on Higher Education earlier said the opening of classes in colleges and universities depended on the learning delivery mode that they would implement.
President Rodrigo Duterte had said Monday he was against holding physical classes until a vaccine for the coronavirus disease has been developed. Rector fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P. announces the mode of instructional delivery for the Special Term of A.Y. 2019-2020 and the First Term of A.Y. 2020-2021.
UST also announces the steps taken to help the families of our students cope with financial concerns during this time. pic.twitter.com/ErsdnAHn3h Read more: ABS-CBN News Channel »
Palace: Formal learning to resume August 24 but not face-to-faceMalacañang said formal learning of students will definitely resume on August 24 but it may not be in the form of fully residential or face-to-face classes.
Public school enrollment to push through on June 1 – MalacañangPresidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says that face-to-face classes will only be allowed in areas that are no longer under community quarantine by the time classes start Tuloy? kahit walang may gustong mag-enroll? 🙄 Labo naman, iba sinasabi ni Tatay Digong, iba din sa inyo, sana magusap naman kayo di daw pwede walang preparasyon?! hello?! 3 months na tayong quarantine at ganun na din katagal kyong walang preparasyon!...
DOH: School resumption in August safe if minimum health standards are observedThe resumption of classes in August will be safe if the minimum health standards will be properly observed, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday (May 26). luh? paano niyo gagawin ang social dkstancing sa public schools Foot baths? Physical distancing? Nakapunta na ba talaga kayo sa public schools? CR pa lang kulang na nga lagi pa walang tubig. Class room hinati na sa dalawa yung standard room size tig 55 to 60 students inside pa. Kaya... Define “ minimum “ standard?
'Bakuna muna': Duterte rejects August opening of classesDuterte stated his position on the matter in a recorded address aired close to midnight on Monday, saying unless a coronavirus vaccine was available, he will not allow children to physically attend classes. COVID19PH Distancing 3x a week school or online school Eh ano ang plano mo Mr President. Hindi naman puede na NO lang.
Wala munang face-to-face classes hangga’t may community quarantine: PalasyoThis might seem contradictory with the President’s pronouncements earlier, but this could mean that as long as there’s no vaccine, community quarantine remains. And hangga’t may community quarantine, wala munang face-to-face classes. Tama ba ang basa ko? Classes shouldn’t open unless there’s already vaccine available.Also not everyone has access on internet and it would be unfair if some starts their classes while others can’t due to poverty and lack of resources. Tandaan ANG EDUKASYON AY PARA SA LAHAT AT HINDI SA IILAN LAMANG!
Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez slams government's Balik Probinsya programIn a Facebook post, Gomez calls out national government agencies' lack of coordination with local government units in implementing the program. Simple. Implement that same 'strict' protocols to the incoming parties. Fighting covid is not just keeping your city covid-free but also how you're going to handle such case. If you're a competent mayor, you will not whine there but create and implement a solution. paano nacocoordinate sayo eh busy ka sa youtube vlog mo hehehe Naduterte si Richard