ADAMSON REJECTS CALL FOR ACADEMIC BREAK
THE ADAMSON University reiterated its decision to hold regular classes as it rejected students’ calls to suspend classes because of the effects of Super Typhoon Rolly.
In a memorandum, Dr. Catherine Castañeda, AdU Vice President for Academic Affairs, said that only a few students and faculty members were greatly affected by the typhoon.
“This decision is based on our data that about 2.7 percent of our students (BED to College) and 8.9 percent of our faculty member live in the areas that were considerably damaged by typhoon Rolly,” Castañeda said.
She reminded the faculty to be compassionate and understanding of the members of the Adamson community who were affected and recovering from the impact of the typhoon.
“For our faculty, kindly reduce asynchronous activities and/or postpone deadlines for academic requirements,” she said.
Several students were quick to react on social media, citing their dismay over the decision.
“Paki-revise na lang po ang Adamsonian prayer kung ganyan lang din naman kayo, nakakahiya eh, kayo mismo hindi maipakita ang pagiging compassionate,” one student said.
“Iyang 2.7% ng students na iyan, they’re all part of our community. No one deserves to be left behind. How disappointing, AdU,” another one said.
“As much as everyone’s concerned, this is neither an extension nor a wellness break. This is an issue about super typhoon Rolly and those who are affected in this adversity,” one student lamented.